Ticks and Lyme Disease Memo
February 22, 2019 Introduction The following analysis represents a summary of confirmed Lyme disease cases obtained from the iPHIS database for the 2018 calendar year inclusive for residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Where indicated, comparisons with other years have been provided. Between 2010 and 2018 there have been 582 confirmed and probable cases of… Continue reading Ticks and Lyme Disease Memo
Reporting Obligations Individuals who have or may have lyme disease shall be reported to the local Health Unit. Epidemiology Aetiologic Agent Lyme disease is a tick-borne zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), a spirochete first identified in North America in 1982. Clinical Presentation Lyme borreliosis is generally divided into 3 stages… Continue reading Lyme Disease
Reportable Diseases Toolkit
To report a disease or for more information, please contact: The Infectious Disease Program Phone: 1-800-660-5853 Fax: 613-345-5777 Timely reporting of diseases of public health significance as soon as a suspect case is identified is essential to monitor the health of the community and to provide the basis for preventive action. The following diseases are… Continue reading Reportable Diseases Toolkit
Insect Bites and Diseases
Ticks The black-legged tick or deer tick is now commonly found in our area. Some of these ticks carry the bacteria responsible for causing Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis. Ticks prefer to live in humid, wooded areas. Once temperatures rise above 4°C, ticks become active and begin to look for a blood meal. If an infected tick… Continue reading Insect Bites and Diseases
Health Unit Media Interviews
The Health Unit staff regularly appear on local radio and TV providing information on topics that are important to you. You can see or listen to some of the interviews from Brockville’s MOVE FM 104.9, Your TV Brockville or Smiths Falls or Perth’s Lake 88 FM 88.1 through the links below.
Climate Change and Health – HCPs
Supporting your Clients during Extreme Heat As the climate changes, extreme heat will happen more often and for longer periods of time. This increases the risk to many people, particularly those who are more vulnerable to heat due to exposure, employment or age. The following are some resources that have been created to support health… Continue reading Climate Change and Health – HCPs
Climate Change and Health
The multiple impacts of climate change on the environment and the communities we live in results in a variety of health issues: For more information, visit the Climate Effects on Health webpage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and watch the video below. There are some people who are more vulnerable to… Continue reading Climate Change and Health
Be Tick Smart!
March 24, 2023
The ticks are out! When temperatures rise above 4oC, ticks become active. Enjoy the benefits of being outdoors by going for a hike, working in the garden or cleaning up leaf litter in the yard; but remember to be tick smart. Black legged ticks in our area may carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease and… Continue reading Be Tick Smart!
Be Tick Smart!
March 24, 2023 The ticks are out! When temperatures rise above 4oC, ticks become active. Enjoy the benefits of being outdoors by going for a hike, working in the garden or cleaning up leaf litter in the yard; but remember to be tick smart. Black legged ticks in our area may carry bacteria that cause… Continue reading Be Tick Smart!
May 2019 – Secondary School E-Bits
For Educators Eastern Ontario School Mountain Bike Challenge is happening Friday, May 17. This is a mountain bike event designed to get kids of all ages on bikes. It is perfect for a fun or first mountain biking experience. It is not about results or winning, it is about doing the challenge. The event has… Continue reading May 2019 – Secondary School E-Bits