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Experts worry tick population has increased after harsh winter in the Maritimes

By Brion Robinson, Global News May 2, 2015

RIVERVIEW, N.B. – A veterinarian at the Riverview Animal Hospital says he’s concerned about a possible increase in the tick populations this spring.

Dr. Francis Arsenault says any increase should be a concern for pets and their owners.

“Any level of tick infestation with Lyme is a problem and certainly if you see an increase its more of a problem,” he said.

Ticks infected with Lyme disease can infect animals and people and reported cases of the disease have been on the rise across the Maritimes.

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