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Lanaudière saw an increase in Lyme disease cases in 2021

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Lyme disease broke out in Quebec, where 650 people tested positive in 2021. No exception is the Lanudiere region, where confirmed cases have multiplied fivefold in the past year.

According to the latest data from the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, the trend was upward in the past year, and this is for the entire province, while 250 people were announced to have the disease in 2020. The Lanaudière region has also seen a significant increase in cases of disease, as it was infected 10 people will fall ill in 2021, which is five times more than the numbers for 2020.

It is possible to get Lyme disease after a tick bite. The most common sign of this condition is the appearance of a rash from the site of the sting. The first symptoms of this infection are fever, chills, fatigue, headache, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle and joint pain. If left untreated, the disease can spread to the joints, heart, and nervous system.

However, Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics.

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