me D sease on the rise – pre­ven­tion is pos­si­ble

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

More than fifty cases of Lyme Dis­ease have been iden­ti­fied by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS this year com­pared to only thirty, for the same time pe­riod, last year. Since the tick that car­ries the dis­ease is still ac­tive in the au­tumn, it is still im­por­tant to pro­tect your­self. Two re­cent re­ports have shown that much of the pop­u­la­tion is un­in­formed when it comes to Lyme Dis­ease.

In the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the health author­i­ties dis­cov­ered the fol­low­ing: more than sixty peo­ple went to the Cowansville and Granby hos­pi­tals over the sum­mer after re­ceiv­ing tick bites; the peo­ple were bit while hik­ing, camp­ing, but most of­ten in their own yards; pa­tients are of all ages but more fre­quently be­tween 0 and 10, and 31 and 40; 43 % of those bit­ten had no symp­toms when they pre­sented at the emer­gency or clinic; less than half of re­spon­dents knew that there was a pre­ven­ta­tive treat­ment in case of tick bite in the two Town­ships ar­eas most af­fected (Brome-Mis­sisquoi and HauteYa­maska).

Ac­cord­ing to the re­sults of the in­ves­ti­ga­tions, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS be­lieves that peo­ple do not know enough about Lyme Dis­ease and what to do if they are bit­ten by a tick. In case of tick bite, do the fol­low­ing: pull the tick out us­ing tweez­ers; put the tick in a hard, empty con­tainer like a pill bot­tle or jar; con­sult your doc­tor or clinic within 72 hours of the re­moval of the tick; BRING THE TICK WITH YOU.

To learn more about what to do if bit­ten and what the ticks look like, visit san­teestrie.qc.ca/lyme.

1954 - 2016 – Passed away at the CSSS Mem­phré­m­a­gog, on Septem­ber 4th, 2016 at the age of 62. She is pre­de­ceased by her par­ents Mil­lard Mosher and Mandana Mosher. Visi­ta­tion will be held at the Cass fu­neral home, 545, Duf­ferin, Stanstead, QC, on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 7th 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at the fu­neral home on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 8, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Debra leaves to mourn her brothers and sis­ters: Dian (Tom), Janet (Lance), Wendy (Ron­nie), Judy (Pe­ter), Trudy (Tracy), Tammy (Bran­don) and hon­orary brother Gord. She is pre­de­ceased by her brother David. She will sadly be missed by her neph­ews and nieces: Telsa (Nick), Melissa (Jean), Mandy (Sébastien), Brent (Liz), Nyla, Alexis, Mi­ley, Haiden, Layla, Kaleb and Rylea. She also leaves to mourn many other rel­a­tives and friends. The fam­ily wishes to thank the spe­cial care­givers of the Pal­lia­tive care unit at the CSSS Mem­phrem­a­gog for the ex­cel­lent care given to Debra. Do­na­tions to the Leu­can Foun­da­tion, 550 Beau­mont Av­enue, Suite 300, Montreal, Que­bec H3N 1V1, would be ap­pre­ci­ated by the fam­ily.

DEBRA MOSHER

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