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Lyme Disease Information From The Region of Peel – Don’t Get Ticked!

Website information: 

Information on vector-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, is located at: peel-bugbite.ca

As the temperature rises, so does the risk of mosquito & tick-borne illnesses! Protect family and pets from potentially life-long health consequences: peel-bugbite.ca

Tick season is here! Use caution in woods & grassy areas to protect yourself from Lyme Disease! http://www.peelregion.ca/health/vbd/lyme/  

A little tick can be a serious health risk if it carries Lyme disease!  If you find a tick on your body, send it to us for testing:  https://www.peelregion.ca/health/vbd/lyme/prevention.htm

Watch out for bug bites resulting in a circular rash – this is the first sign of Lyme disease! Early intervention is key. Discover the symptoms: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/vbd/lyme/

Tick drop off
Currently, ticks can be dropped off at 7120 Hurontario for identification and testing if appropriate. We are in the process of setting up business day collection at 10 Peel Centre Drive and Caledon Town Hall in order to better meet the needs of residents.
Residents can contact Public Health Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 905-799-7700 or Caledon residents at 905-584-2216. Further information is available at: peel-bugbite.ca
Doctor Removing A Tick With Tweezers From Hand Of Patient

 

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