Dealing with the threat of Lyme disease

Record staff
Staff Writer

Health workers and elected municipal officials held a press briefing Mondy at the Cowansville Nature Center to better inform the public about ways to prevent tick bites and learn about services available when a bite occurs. The Director of Estrie Public Health, Dr. Mélissa Généreux, gave an assessment of the situation concerning Lyme disease for which cases are increasing in the MRC Brome-Missisquoi and throughout southern Quebec. "With this new reality, we can’t just stop doing our favorite outdoor activities. We have to take the necessary protective measures," she said. The entire Brome-Missisquoi territory is affected by the new phenomenon that is attributable to the warming climate. Research and control are improving, and Dr. Généreux reported tips for preventing tick bites and how to protect both children and adults during outdoor activities from April to November. See full story in the Thursday, May 17th edition of The Record.