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.