WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
The OFAH has been assisting the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in conducting a study concerning prevention strategies and awareness of ticks and tick-borne illness. Part of this study involves a survey of anglers, hunters, and trappers to gain specific perspectives and information on the level of awareness of tick-borne diseases that affect humans and/or hunting dogs.
The findings will ultimately be used to inform and develop future tick awareness campaigns.
OFAH talks Lyme Disease with Kristy Giles
Kristy Giles has experienced Lyme Disease firsthand and is committed to raising awareness across Ontario — here, she shares her lyme disease story with us.
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.
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
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