Ticks became active earlier this year in Saskatchewan because of the warm spring weather according to entomologist, Phil Curry. But he says it is hard to tell if the population is up.
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Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in North America. The United States reports over 30,000 cases annually, and estimates the disease can be under-reported several fold. Disease carrying ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in Canada and are on the move.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced last week that the highly acclaimed Lyme disease documentary, Under Our Skin has made the short list in the category of Best Documentary for the 82nd Academy Awards Oscar presentations in 2010.
Scores of Lyme disease victims rallied today at the BC Legislature calling for better medical treatment.
The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation has already received calls from many people in BC who have found ticks on themselves this year. Tick season has begun.