Nova Scotians continue to be affected by Lyme disease

May 26th, 2018

Virginia Smith will have to wait before finding out whether she’s the victim of another nasty tick infection.

On two occasions over the past week, the Weymouth farmer discovered a tick-sucking blood from the very spot on her body, just above her right shoulder blade. She heeded all precautions to avoid contact with the parasites both times she ventured outside her home to garden, covering herself neck to toe.

Smith’s relying on doctor-prescribed antibiotics just in case either tick injected her with the bacteria causing Lyme disease. Her doctor’s concerned, she says, telling her he’s treating several people in the area with the disease.

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