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Ixodes scapularis or blacklegged ticks are found in New Brunswick. Blacklegged ticks can transmit Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.
The best way to protect yourself is to prevent tick bites.
Remove ticks immediately and watch for early symptoms of Lyme disease and tick-borne illness
Be Tick Smart and avoid being bitten by a tick when heading outside in areas where ticks can be found.
Health professionals are encouraged to further their knowledge of tick-borne illnesses
It is possible to be bitten by blacklegged tick anywhere in New Brunswick, the risk is highest in areas where blacklegged tick populations are established or could become established.
Blacklegged Tick Risk Areas are based on provincial tick surveillance data and are identified on a county level because it is difficult to exactly define the geographic limits of tick populations.
Although blacklegged ticks are more likely to be found within risk areas than in other parts of the province, the distribution of ticks within Blacklegged Tick Risk Areas is not uniform because suitable habitat is not found everywhere.
Consult your health care provider right away if you have been:
Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) can transmit Lyme disease and other tick borne illness, including anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Powassan virus disease.
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