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Blue-green algae are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally in fresh water lakes. In warm weather, with the right nutrients and low wind, they can form a large mass called a bloom.
Ticks are a relative to the spider and are a crawling, non-flying insect that feed on blood. They vary in size and colour. Female ticks will get larger and change colour when feeding. Ticks can spread Lyme disease.
Learn about the risks of waterborne illnesses and injuries which will help you decide whether you should swim in the water or stay on the beach.
We ask that you do not use fragrant products or have scented plants when visiting the Health Unit. For some people, scented items like perfume, cologne, lotion, plants, and flowers can cause serious or deadly allergic reactions.
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito transmitted virus that can be transferred to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.