By Joseph Tunney, September 22nd, 2017
Westmorland and Albert counties added to list that already includes Charlotte, Saint John and Kings counties
Moncton has joined the list of high-risk areas for Lyme disease, the provincial government announced Friday in Saint John.
Two new counties, Albert and Westmorland counties, were added to the list because of research this summer on the expansion of the blacklegged tick, a carrier for the disease, the government said. Westmorland includes Moncton.
“We’ve been monitoring this for several years,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, acting chief medical officer of health. “What we’re seeing is an expansion of that territory. Now we’re announcing two new counties.”