Deer ticks found on Grand Manan
The provincial Health Department recently identified a breeding population of blacklegged ticks, properly Ixodes scapularis, sometimes called deer ticks, infected with Lyme disease at North Head, Grand Manan.
"We only confirmed that in the last week or so," New Brunswick's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eilish Cleary said in an interview from Fredericton Thursday.
Last year scientists confirmed a similar breeding population in the Millidgeville area of Saint John.
Scientists believe these creatures are moving north as the climate changes, bringing Lyme disease with it, Cleary said.
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