Quebec's wildlife protection agents are asking the government to officially recognize Lyme disease as a workplace health hazard. The number of diagnosed cases of Lyme disease has been consistently rising in Quebec since it was first recognized in 2006. Quebec wildlife agents can become infected with lyme disease after handling animals with ticks. Lyme disease is spread to humans through bites by ticks infected with Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, with symptoms occurring between three and 30 days after a bite. Nicolas Roy, the president of the wildlife protection agents union, says agents want the disease to be recognized as an occupational disease by the government.
Source: CBC News February 14, 2018 13:07 UTC