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Ontario, Canada: Rare tick spotted in London raises concerns about potential illnesses

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Celine Moreau, CTV London 
Published Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:34PM EDT 


A rare tick has been found in London, and it has gotten the conversation going when it comes to ticks and tick-borne illnesses.

The Lone Star tick is native to the southern United States and Mexico, and it’s a tick that has made its way to London and the Oakridge Animal Clinic.

“We had a client bring in a tick they found on their cat, a cat that had no travel history and is local to the Medway Creek area, and the owner brought in the tick and it was still alive when they brought it in,” says Dr. Gillian Egli, veterinarian and owner of Oakridge Animal Clinic.

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