Just a quick FYI to my friends in Alberta, Canada: Be careful out there...
Alberta issues Lyme disease warning
Posted By: NCCID on July 21, 2011
Calgary Herald, July 20, 2011
Infected ticks turn up in city, Edmonton
As health authorities urge Albertans to guard against Lyme disease after five infected ticks were found so far this year, a Calgary mother says she's frustrated her sick daughter hasn't been tested for the illness despite repeated requests.
The pinhead-sized ticks carrying the Borrellia burgdorferi bacteria that cause Lyme disease were spotted recently on four dogs and a cat, through Alberta's surveillance system, said the province's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Andre Corriveau.
Canada is increasingly becoming an area of Lyme disease activity. What actions are the provinces taking to address this issue and make sure people are diagnosed and treated early?