Lyme disease is a bacterium that can be spread through ticks. It cannot be spread from human to human. Hunters are at a higher risk for infection because they spend more time in the woods, where ticks live.
The most common symptom of Lyme disease is a rash, but there are many other signs and symptoms that can occur. Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics.
Probable and confirmed cases reported. Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted October 25, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health; Population Estimates, IntelliHealth, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care , extracted September 29, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health. Ontario data: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Integrated Public Health System database, extracted by Public Health Ontario [October 25, 2016].
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