10 Questions About Tick Safety I Often Get As A Doctor

Ticks seem to be everywhere these days. They're on the news, on your social media feed and maybe even on your skin. People, especially those in southern Canada, are dealing with blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) with increasing frequency.

Found in southwestern and eastern Ontario, as well as parts of British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and Nova Scotia, blacklegged ticks can cause Lyme disease, an infectious disease spread by tick bites.

In 2015, there were more than 900 cases of

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