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By JOHN McPHEE Health Reporter
Tue, Aug 24 – 6:44 PM

White-tailed deer will be getting a dose of pesticides along with their treats as part of an effort to fight Lyme disease in the province.

Deer bait stations are expected to be installed as part of a federal study in Bedford and outside Lunenburg next month, an official with Halifax Regional Municipality said Monday.

Similar stations have been very effective in reducing black-legged tick populations in the United States, said Richard MacLellan, manager of HRM’s sustainable environment management office.

 

Read Story here:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1198354.html

Deer ticks may be spreading to a larger area of Bedford, N.S., than was previously thought, says MLA Kelly Regan.

The tick carries a parasite that can cause Lyme disease, a condition that has affected several residents who live near Admiral’s Cove Park.

Last week, a case of a deer tick, also known as a blacklegged tick, with Lyme disease was confirmed several kilometres away on Doyle Street and Regan is warning residents to take precautions.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/08/17/ns-tick-problem-spreads.html#ixzz0wvU8VBjc

bsichel of Media Corp wrote:
Nova Scotia has seen 48 cases of Lyme disease since its first reporting in 2002, according to the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. This month’s cases in Bedford prompted a controversial plan by city council to use a powerful pesticide in the park – a plan quickly nixed by the provincial NDP government as it came to light that the pesticide is not approved for use in Canada. Bedford councillor Tim Outhit and the Chronicle-Herald’s editorial team have both condemned the province’s decision.

Read More: http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/ticks-move-weather/3736

Halifax metro posted article June 10, 2010
Tanya Payzant of Bedford son Bradly’s contrated Lyme Disease. They live in Admirals Cove. Her son is taking antibiotics for the Arthritis condition in his knee which is caused by the Lyme Disease with no effect.

read more:http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/local/article/547263–lyme-disease-exacts-physical-financial-tolls

Health Minister Maureen MacDonald’s decided to prevent the city from spraying pathways in the park in effort to control deer ticks that carry Lyme disease.
Chronicle herald has full story

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorials/1188482.html