On a recent Sunday evening, a friend — I’ll call him Ron — who lives in northern Nova Scotia discovered a tiny tick embedded in and feasting away on his arm. The area around it was red, but because the tick was so small, he couldn’t identify it, couldn’t tell whether it was a deer […]
Part 2. In this second article of a two-part series on ticks and tick-borne diseases in Nova Scotia, we look at community involvement in the fight to have Lyme disease recognized as the serious health risk it is, what the federal and provincial governments are doing about it, and at what we need to know […]
This is the first article in a two-part series about ticks and tick-borne diseases in Nova Scotia — what we know about them and what we’re doing about them. Part 1 looks at some of the reasons for the tick population explosion and the increased incidence of Lyme disease, and what public health authorities are […]
Get your phones ready to take some tick pics. A Bishop’s University research project that provides quick, expert online tick species identification and real-time monitoring and mapping of ticks has just launched in Nova Scotia. The e-Tick citizen science tick monitoring program already operates in Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. This month, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland...