Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Ticks can be found in forests, woods, and tall grass in some regions of Quebec.
If you get bitten by a tick, you should immediately remove it.
For simple tips on how to protect yourself from tick bites—like applying mosquito repellent and wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants when outdoors—plus instructions on how to correctly remove a tick, go to the Portail santé mieux-être website.
Source : Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux - July 2015