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Area labelled hot spot for ticks

nile-monitorNiagara Falls - W.  St. Catharines - St.  St.  St. Thomas - St.  Greg Bulte doesn't take chances anymore when it comes to the black-legged ticks that transmit Lyme disease. Even though he was treated and no longer has any symptoms of the disease he acquired six years ago, Bulte regularly gets his blood tested. A PhD student working at the Queen's University Biological Station, he methodically checks his body for ticks each time he spends time outdoors in areas where there is a known risk for the disease."Just to make sure I don't miss anything," said Bulte.Though he acquired Lyme disease while doing fieldwork in Maryland, a high-risk zone for ticks, his job at the research centre north of Kingston is located in an area where the risk of coming into contact with Lyme Diseasecarrying bugs is on the rise.The Public Health Agency of Canada has labelled the area around Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands near Kingston as hot spots for increasing risk of contacting Lyme disease.Robbin...
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