me D sease on the rise – prevention is possible
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.