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With the growing threat of Lyme disease, MP Finley is set to host meetings to help tackle the issue

There are more ticks in more parts of Canada now, and experts believe this could lead to more cases of Lyme disease.

In Haldimand-Norfolk, the Health Unit’s senior health inspector Kris Lutzi says it’s shaping up to be a tick filled summer.

   

Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley says the growing threats of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are issues we all need to note.

And so it goes, she is hosting two town hall meetings to discuss Lyme Disease with guests from LymeHope, and representatives from Haldimand and Norfolk Counties.

Finley says she hopes these roundtables will help educate the public and provide valuable feedback to support the government to build solid public health policies.

The health unit has identified Norfolk’s high-risk zones in the lakeshore area of Norfolk, west of Port Dover over to Long Point and then north to Langton.

The Health Unit has also discovered deer ticks in parts of Simcoe and Waterford.

The first town hall will be held on Saturday, July 7th at the Dunnville Christain School at 10-am.

The second meeting will take place will take place on the same day at the Vittoria Old Town Hall at 1:30 p.m.

For more information or to register to attend, please visit DianeFinley.ca/Lyme-disease-townhall/ or call 519-426-

3400.

    

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