First positive tick on a human for Lyme disease in Windsor-Essex area

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is warning the public after the first  tick collected from a human this year has tested positive for Lyme disease.

The tick was sent to the health unit after it was found on a person who was  in Point Pelee National Park in April.

It was sent to the Public Health Lab in London, where it was identified as a  blacklegged tick. Further analysis at the National Microbiological Laboratory in  Winnipeg confirmed that it was a carrier of Borrelia burgdorferi or Lyme disease.

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