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Find out more information about Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Bed bugs, Lyme Disease, Powassan Encephalitis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia and West Nile Virus.

  • Anaplasmosis

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What is Anaplasmosis (Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis)? Anaplasmosis, also referred to as Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA), is a disease caused by the bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum carried in some […]

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  • Babesiosis

    PDF/Printer friendly version What is Babesiosis? Babesiosis is a rare but severe tick-borne disease caused by various types Babesia parasites that infect red blood cells. Where has this disease been […]

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  • Bed bugs

    What are bed bugs? What do bed bugs feed on? What do bed bugs bites look like? How do I treat bed bug bites? Can I get sick from bed […]

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  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease Estimated Risk Areas Identified by the HNHU in Haldimand and Norfolk Please note, this map does not include risk or endemic areas that may be originating from other […]

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  • Powassan Encephalitis

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What is Powassan Encephalitis? Powassan encephalitis is a serious but rare tick-borne illness caused by the Powassan virus. The virus was named after the town of Powassan, […]

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  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a disease caused by the bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii carried in some ticks. Where has this disease […]

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  • Tularemia

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What is Tularemia? Tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever,” is a disease caused by the bacteria Francisella tularensis. Tularemia is often considered a rural disease typically found […]

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  • West Nile Virus

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What is West Nile virus? West Nile virus is a virus mainly transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes transmit the virus after […]

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