If you’re a dog, you’ve got lots of options for protecting yourself against Lyme disease, an often devastating illness spread by deer ticks. But us humans are out of luck because we don’t have a vaccine – at least not anymore.
Winter haters in some parts of Canada got a major break this year, with one of the mildest seasons in memory.
But as we head towards summer, there may be a price to pay for the lack of the frigid temperatures a few months back.
The mild winter this year could increase the number of Lyme cases. Adult ticks have been active earlier than usual and people have been getting outside sooner than they typically do, increasing the exposure season.