Protecting Outdoor Workers from Tick Bites and Lyme Disease
What is the Health Hazard?
Blacklegged ticks that can transmit Lyme disease are in Ontario, and
in more areas than previously thought. Workers who work in certain
outdoor areas are at risk for tick bites and developing Lyme disease,
and should protect themselves.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi.
In Ontario only bites by the blacklegged ticks (formerly called deer
ticks) can spread the disease. Not all blacklegged ticks are infected
with the bacteria. These ticks are more commonly found in wooded areas
or tall grasslands... Read on