Lyme Disease Caution

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit is reminding area residents, cottagers and campers to watch out for blacklegged ticks – or deer ticks – that can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.  The eastern part of Northumberland County is now considered a high-risk area for blacklegged ticks.

If the tick is engorged or known to have been attached to a person for 24 hours, it’s important to properly and completely remove the tick as soon as possible and to seek medical attention.

While Lyme disease can be serious, if detected early it can be successfully treated with antibiotics.