Tick Problem On The Rise In Wellington County


As tick populations continue to increase across Wellington County and Guelph, one local woman living with Lyme disease is sharing her story to raise awareness in the hopes it may prevent others from experiencing it.

Mount Forest resident Christine Wilson-Rowarth was bitten by a nymph black-legged tick at her home in the east of Ottawa while pregnant with her daughter over a decade ago.

After seeing countless specialists, spending thousands of dollars and even undergoing unnecessary gallbladder surgery, Wilson-Rowarth was only diagnosed with Lyme disease five years ago; but by then, the damage was done.

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