As the weather begins to warm up and more people begin to venture outside, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto wants to help ensure that our community stays safe from Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a growing public health issue in Canada. Spread by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, Lyme disease can cause serious health issues if left untreated. While the risk varies across the country, everyone should be aware of steps they can take to protect themselves, their children and their families from tick bites.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has created a collection of Lyme disease resources for Indigenous communities, including information on how to check for ticks and how to protect yourself and your family from Lyme disease.
For more information about Lyme disease, visit the Government of Canada’s Lyme disease webpage.