Lyme disease (letter from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care)
August 18, 2017
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Please find a letter attached (English and French copies) from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding Lyme disease.
Though not endemic to our area, blacklegged ticks have been identified within the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts, some of which have tested positive for B. burgdorferi. There has been one lab-confirmed human case in the past two years, but it could not be confirmed if it was locally acquired.
In addition, the Health Unit sent information about diagnosis and treatment to you in our spring edition of The Advisory (https://www.phsd.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Newsletter_Advisory_Issue-89_Spring_2017.pdf). [PDF, 2.44 MB]
For all reporting, inquiries or comments, please contact: Sudbury & District Health Unit at 705.522.9200, ext. 464.
A. Zbar, MD, CCFP, MPH, MBA, FRCPC
Associate Medical Officer of Health and Director of Clinical Services
This item was last modified on August 18, 2017