Pre­vent Lyme dis­ease!

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Be­ware of tick bites that can trans­mit Lyme dis­ease, a dis­ease that can lead to com­pli­ca­tions if it is not de­tected in time. Ticks thrive in wooded ar­eas. Tick bites are usu­ally pain­less, and most peo­ple do not know that they have been bit­ten. Lyme dis­ease in hu­mans can have se­ri­ous symp­toms such as ex­treme fa­tigue, re­cur­ring arthri­tis and neu­ro­log­i­cal prob­lems, but it can also be ef­fec­tively treated. Use­ful tips : - Use in­sect re­pel­lent con­tain­ing DEET (ac­tive in­gre­di­ent that re­pels in­sects) or Icaridin

(al­ways fol­low the in­struc­tions). - Shower or take a bath within two hours after each out­door out­let to get rid of un­at­tached ticks Pro­tect your­self by us­ing re­sources de­vel­oped by the Pub­lic Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Or visit the Por­tail santé mieux-être of MSSS: http://www.sante.gouv.qc.ca/en/prob­lemes-de­sante/mal­adie-de-lyme/

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