The hunt is on for ticks that might be carrying Lyme disease.
Health officials have begun combing through areas of high grass and shrubs in search of black-legged ticks.
High-risk areas include locations in the Rainy River region of Northwestern Ontario. And Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health,
Dr. David Williams, says the ticks are continuing to spread.
Williams says even though the ticks continue to spread, the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease last year appears to have leveled off – he believes it’s because people are getting the message about prevention.