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Les Tiques et la Maladie de Lyme

La tique est apparentée à l’araignée; elle se déplace lentement au sol et ne vole pas. On trouve des tiques de différentes tailles et de différentes couleurs. Les tiques sont très petites (de 1 à 5 mm) quand elles n’ont pas mangé; après avoir mangé, la femelle grossit et change de couleur. Avant de manger, elles sont environ de la taille d’une graine de sésame. Une fois gorgées de sang, elles peuvent atteindre la taille d’un raisin.

Tick and Lyme Disease Clinicians Update

As the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is starting to receive tick submissions for testing, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with information on tick collection and Lyme disease.

Southwestern Ontario is an established area for Lyme disease. Closer to home, Point Pelee National Park has been identified as an endemic area for blacklegged deer ticks and Lyme disease as well as the north shore of Lake Erie, particularly in areas around Long Point, Turkey Point, Rondeau Park and the St. Lawrence Islands National Park areas.

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ticks are a relative to the spider and are a crawling, non-flying insect. They vary in size and colour. Ticks are very small (1 to 5 mm) when unfed and female ticks get larger and change colour when feeding. Ticks can spread Lyme Disease.