Proclamation: Lyme Disease Awareness Month

WHEREAS Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by the bite of a black-legged tick infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi: and

WHEREAS black-legged ticks carrying a variety of diseases or illnesses can now be found in all parts of Nova Scotia; and

WHEREAS awareness, education and practicing preventative measures, such as daily tick checks and proper tick removal, can help reduce your chances of contracting tick-borne diseases;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Warden Vernon Pitts, on behalf of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, do hereby proclaim May 2023 as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month”.

See Warden Vernon Pitts' Proclamation here.