Lyme disease

It’s the return of tick season in Saskatchewan

May 22, 2021 | 10:03am

It’s officially tick season in Saskatchewan. The provincial government wants to remind residents that watching for ticks both on people and pets is important after heading out to areas where the pest is common. Most ticks found in Saskatchewan are the American dog tick. This species is active from mid-April to the end of July […]

Wood ticks still a concern in September for the ministry of health

Sep 12, 2020 | 11:33am

As the final days of nice weather roll into Saskatchewan, the provincial government is reminding residents that wood ticks are still are still an issue even as we approach the fall season. Dr. Emily Jenkins from the University of Saskatchewan says tick season usually runs from mid-April to July, but ticks can still be found […]

Sask. residents cautioned to look for wood ticks

Jul 8, 2020 | 6:03am

Saskatchewan residents are being reminded to watch for wood ticks this summer. The black-legged wood tick is known to carry Lyme disease, but they are not near as common as the American dog tick, which makes up the majority of wood ticks in this province. The provincial crop extension specialist in Weyburn, Sherri Roberts, is […]

Lyme Disease Board of Saskatchewan warns of risk of Lyme Disease in the province

Jul 23, 2019 | 7:00am

A Saskatchewan Lyme Disease advocacy group says the provincial health authority is not representing those in Saskatchewan who have been diagnosed with the disease. The Lyme Disease Board of Saskatchewan says they fear more people have been misdiagnosed with other diseases due to the doctor’s inability to properly diagnose patients. President of the Lyme Disease […]