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Be on the safe side with insects

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

Lyme disease, carried by black-legged ticks, is on the rise. It can have a serious outcome. Protect yourself with socks, light-coloured clothing and bug spray armed with 10 per cent Deet, or higher.

As the warm days of summer begin to fade and thoughts of autumn leaves replace them, we tend to forget about the annoying and dangerous presence of insects. This was a very good summer for (lack of) mosquitoes, allowing us to truly enjoy outdoor activities. Continue reading Be on the safe side with insects

Shingles. Oh, the pain.

As many as one out of three people who have had chicken pox will suffer an attack of shinlges. Learn how to prevent it.

Chicken pox may not seem like much when you’re a tad of six or seven years old, and you may think that all you have to show for your bout of the disease is a mild pox mark or two, but you are oh, so wrong. Continue reading Shingles. Oh, the pain.

Avoid Lyme disease with some important precautions

Follow these simple tips to avoid exposure to ticks this summer.

Simple precautions van save years of serious health issues from Lyme disease.
(Photo credit: Public Health Agency of Canada. Click photo to go to their Lyme disease link)

According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is the most common and fastest growing vector-borne, infectious disease in the country.  Its increasingly virulent co-infections contribute to what is a major public health problem.  At this time, there are no vaccines in use to prevent Lyme disease or the co-infections.  Available diagnostic tools have not been proven to be 100 per cent reliable.

Continue reading Avoid Lyme disease with some important precautions