Lyme disease is reportable to the Medical Officer of Health under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. If you have a suspected and / or lab confirmed case of Lyme disease, report it to Public Health.
Data collected helps us and the province to monitor disease, identify risk factors, and to provide preventative education.
Reporting can only be completed by:
In Ontario, the high risk, high tick areas include Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area, Long Point Provincial Park, Turkey Point Provincial Park, Rondeau Provincial Park, Point Pelee National Park, Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, and the St. Lawrence Islands National Park. However, bites may occur anywhere.
The Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada and the Canadian Pediatrics Society recommend use of the Infectious Disease Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines that cover assessment, treatment and prevention.
If you have any questions, contact us at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7330.