More ticks and more Lyme disease in Canada’s future, experts say

Article Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/6920842/ticks-lyme-disease-canada-spread/

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Just a few decades ago, Lyme disease was pretty well unheard-of in Canada. But climate change and other factors have facilitated a growing number of cases in the last few years. “It’s spreading geographically, so there’s more of Canada affected,” said Nick Ogden, a research scientist and director of the public health risk sciences division with the National Microbiology Laboratory. “But behind that, the seasons are longer, the numbers of ticks are increasing and the proportion that are infected is increasing.