Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Local tick reports up sharply over last year
[CanLyme note: This article says only one tick per year is testing positive for Lyme disease. Research has shown us that their tests are not capable of detecting all the known strains of Lyme borreliosis. If you do not have the correct test for all the strains you have no idea of true prevalence. The government knows this and should properly inform the public about this serious disease. No tick is a good tick, ticks carry many pathogens not addressed in this article. ]
Oct 1st, 2017
… But questioned at a meeting on Wednesday night by Dr. Heather O’Brien, Dr. Spruyt conceded that the increased submissions might also indicate growth in the local tick population.