Ticks carrying Lyme disease on the rise across N.B.

Biologist Vett Lloyd says it’s no longer a localized problem and everyone should be on alert

CBC News – Posted: Jun  6, 2013

A New Brunswick biologist says the number of ticks carrying Lyme disease in the province continues to rise and people should be on alert.

Vett Lloyd, who has been collecting samples of blacklegged ticks from veterinarians and pet owners for the past two years, says she’s received six times as many this year.

It appears the ticks are not dying off during the winter any more and many of them are testing positive for the bacterial infection, said Lloyd, a professor at Mount Allison University in Sackville.

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  • rose curran says:

    I have been having problems with severe and chronic osteoarthritis,fybrom. severe and chronic fatigue for the past 10 years or more . I have had ticks go unnoticed on me for months at a time on my back where I could not see them. I ask my doctor last year to check for lyme disease but she said no. I am in severe pain everyday and there is nothing I can do about it. I am 60 years old and not getting any better.