​Lyme disease: get ticked off

Ticks that can cause Lyme disease are muscling in on greater Kingston and Lennox & Addington areas. The last few years have seen a big increase in tick populations here. A local vet cites 169 reported cases of Lyme disease in pets in Lennox & Addington County over the last 5 years. And, there are all the unreported cases…

Black Legged Tick

On April 25 in Napanee, the Lennox & Addington Stewardship Council hosted a presentation on Ticks and Lyme disease with Dr. Andrew Peregrine, a welcome authority on the topic.

Please watch this video as it shows how to identify and protect yourself.


Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by the bite of an infected tick: in Ontario, the offender is the blacklegged (or deer) tick. Ticks that carry the bacteria, Borrelia< burgdorferi, may convey the infection to people and certain animals.


Dr. Andrew Peregrine (PhD, DVM) has been a professor in clinical parasitology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph for 20 years, where he teaches Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students. His research interests include emerging parasitic infections in animals and people.

Dr. Andrew Peregrine

For more information, visit Public Health at www.kflaph.ca or the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation at canlyme.com.