September 7, 2020
There are many different types of ticks that can be found across Nova Scotia. Ticks stick to skin and feed on blood. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans and pets by a bite from an infected blacklegged tick. A tick carrying the bacteria that can cause Lyme disease can only transmit it after filling itself with blood, which takes at least 36 hours.
The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DHW), in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health
Authority (NSHA) is continuing to raise awareness about Lyme disease risk and prevention measures.
The purpose of this correspondence is to provide veterinarians and the public with information about
Lyme disease prevention resources.
Materials, including posters and brochures, can be accessed online at the following website:
The University of Guelph has started a research project using a simple online tool where owners and
veterinarians can enter information about ticks that they find on dogs, cats, horses or other domestic
Direct link to the tick tracker can be found here: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8pEFcT8xAEyK6hv
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