Albertans reporting fewer ticks amid social distancing; Expert predicts numbers will rise

After enjoying a day at Rundle Park in Edmonton, Dan Friesen and Katie Zimmerman didn’t consider the possibility of ticks.

“We never hear about ticks,” Friesen said. “There in the bush, way out in the middle of nowhere, you don’t think they’re going to be in a city park.”

It wasn’t until three days later that Zimmerman asked Friesen to look at her head. She thought she had a skin tag, or a sore that was bothering her…

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