Ticks and tick-borne infections in Canada
Dr. Robbin Lindsay, Head of Field Studies at the Public Health Agency of Canada, explains where ticks can be found; how to remove and prevent exposure to ticks; and how to reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease.
Types of ticks
Tick development, host preference and feeding
Where you can find ticks
Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections
Tick prevention measures
Dr. Lindsay received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Winnipeg in 1986, a Master’s degree from the University of Manitoba in 1989, and his PhD from the University of Guelph in 1995. He currently is employed with the Public Health Agency of Canada at the National Microbiology Laboratory in the Zoonotic Disease and Special Pathogens section. The focus of his work is laboratory and field-based surveillance for various zoonotic disease agents including tick-borne infections like Lyme disease and mosquito-borne infections such as West Nile virus and Zika. Robbin will provide an overview of ticks, tick-borne diseases and strategies available to manage ticks in Canada.