Jan 18, 2012

WHITBY — The last place Lesley Barnes expected her son to be put at risk of contracting a serious illness was at his school.

But that’s exactly what happened on Nov. 23 when Jack, 8, was bitten by a tick in a field near Julie Payette Public School on Garden Street in Whitby.
“I knew it was a tick as soon as I got up close to it,” says Ms. Barnes, who was volunteering in her son’s class when she noticed a bump on the back of his neck after recess.

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