What's Up With Ticks
presented by Greg J. Kirke, CPHI(c)
Coordinator, Environmental Health
Renfrew County and District Health Unit
Lyme disease is an infection transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. In Ontario, Lyme disease is only transmitted through the blacklegged tick. The majority of human cases reported occur as a result of exposure to areas known to harbour infected blacklegged ticks. In the early 1990s, there was only one known risk area in Ontario, at Long Point Provincial Park. Since then, Ontario has seen an increase and expansion of blacklegged tick populations, particularly in eastern Ontario.
Greg J. Kirke, CPHI(c)
Following a 20 year spell in the Canadian Forces Medical Services I obtained Certification as a Public Health Inspector and was soon employed with the Renfrew County and District Health Unit. After 12 years as a field inspector filling many varied rolls and conducting diverse investigation I was promoted to my current positions of Coordinator of Environmental Health