Doctors concerned, cases of Lyme disease increase in Ontario

Daksha Rangan The Weather Network

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 3:28 PM – Eastern Ontario has seen a surge in cases of Lyme disease over the past few years.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks infected with borrelia bacteria. Woodland animals like white-footed mice, raccoons, skunks, foxes, or deer pick up the bacteria, and ticks contract it by biting infected animals.

An infected tick then passes it on to humans by burying its head into our skin.

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  • Carol Trollope says:

    I was bitten by a Black Deer ? Tick in Barrie Township, over 10 years ago and have bee sick with pain since then. I got the bull’s Eye Rash even after scraping it off, alcohol ling and burning the area with a stick., then hot water and salt bathing it for a day or two until I could get to see my Dr. as I had the Bull’s Eye Rash on the arm by then. The Dr. gave me a 10 day supply of an antibiotic, which is probably not enough, as I still feel rotten and in Pain.