Lyme-infected ticks identified on island

Excerpted from CBC News ( Posted: 07/19/2010 )

Ticks carrying Lyme disease are on the move on the island of Newfoundland, lab tests have confirmed.

Dr. Hugh Whitney, Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief veterinary officer, said 19 deer ticks have been discovered so far this summer.

Four of them tested positive for Lyme disease, which can cause rashes, fevers and muscle pain in humans.

“The advice is to, if you’re walking in areas of long grass, or with your legs exposed, to look afterwards to see if there are any ticks on you,” Whitney told CBC News

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~ by Rob on July 20, 2010.

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