The VOICE of Anglers and Hunters since 1928

Lyme Disease

The recreational activities and lifestyle choices we enjoy as hunters, anglers and trappers increases the odds of coming into contact with ticks that can carry Lyme disease. We spend hours sitting in the bush, we enjoy shore lunches while fishing, we cover miles walking and scouting, we have hunting dogs and we also handle harvested fish and wildlife.  Each time we go out, there is a risk of crossing paths with ticks.  We have provided a number of links to information on Lyme disease to raise awareness among the hunting and outdoors community.

tick life cycle

Tick life cycle courtesy of discovermagazine.com

 

Resources

Map of Lyme Disease Risk Areas – Ontario 2017

OFAH calls for better medical information on Lyme disease

Lyme Disease Fact Sheet (Ontario)

Lyme Disease Flyer (Ontario)

Lyme Disease Poster (Ontario)

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care letter to Ontario physicians (July 2016)

Ontario’s 10-Step Education and Awareness Plan (July 2016)

Risk of Lyme Disease to Canadians

Government sites

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Lyme Disease

Government of Canada – Lyme Disease

Non-government sites

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

Lyme Ontario

Legislation

Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act

Science

The Heat is on:  killing blacklegged ticks in residential washers and dryers to prevent tickborne-diseases

Update on Lyme Disease Prevention & Control – Public Health Ontario

Public Health Agency of Canada Publications

Other Medical Publications

Youtube

The National

CBC News – Lyme Disease Conference 2016