Cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Ontario, and our local health unit has all the information you need to prevent it.

If you’re going outside, wear long sleeves and pants, and wear bug spray with DEET. Black-legged ticks are what you want to stay away from and they’re usually found low to the ground on shrubs or tall grass. The bite can look like a rash with a bulls-eye target.

If you have the symptoms, contact your health care provider to be tested.

For more information, go to the Health unit’s website.