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.