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Toronto Sun: Ticks: A ticking Lyme bomb

Campers stand at the edge of the water at sunset watching the stars come out, with the CanLyme logo floating in the foreground.

May 26th, 2019

Nice weather is here and you’re out and about? Be on the lookout for eight-legged menaces on the march. Tick populations armed with the Borrelia bacteria are increasingly creeping into Canada, expanding and growing – and so too the number of tick-borne diseases, predominantly Lyme.

It’s a ticking Lyme bomb, and vastly under-detected across Canada. Dr. Vett Lloyd, a researcher and biology professor at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, says eight out of 10 cases are being missed – along the coast, the number is higher.

The majority of Canadians who have Lyme disease are slipping through the cracks. …

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