Ticks and Lyme disease
Since 2011, there has been an increase in the number of cases of Lyme disease in Quebec, as well as an increase in the number of people who have contracted the disease in the province. The available data confirms the presence of populations of Ixodes scapularis ticks established and infected by Borrelia burgdorferi in certain areas, especially in the Montérégie region.
For more information on Lyme disease, blacklegged ticks, and how to protect yourself from tick bites while enjoying the outdoors, please visit the following websites:
Government of Quebec
Public Health Agency of Canada