With Lyme disease in the headlines as doctors in some areas of the country reporting more diagnoses, it’s a good idea to get refreshed on the basics of the illness and what to do if you think you may have had a tick bite.
Is it Lyme disease or not? That's one of the questions the University of Guelph hopes to be better able to answer with a new research lab dedicated to improving testing -- and eventually treatment -- for the tick-borne bacteria that is increasingly affecting Canadians country-wide.
Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme is a potentially debilitating disease - and the subject of a vigorous debate in modern medicine.