A Winnipeg man says he travelled to New York State to get treatment for his chronic Lyme disease.
Richard Underwood joined the Canadian Forces in 2007 as a teen. He believes that’s when he contracted the disease.
Black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, spread Lyme disease through their bite.
They live in tall grass and fields.
Underwood felt his first symptoms in 2007, but they disappeared soon after.
Years of pain, fatigue, memory loss and doctor visits followed before Underwood was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in May 2015 by an American doctor.