The MNRF is making sure the public is being informed on the risks of Lyme disease and how to prevent infection.

Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks and there are some areas in the region which are a higher risk than others.

The MNRF says wearing closed toed shoes, long-sleeved shirts and pants and having a hefty application of insect repellent can go a long way to reducing your risk.

The ministry says to do a full body check on yourself, your children and your pets as Lyme disease can be serious if it isn’t caught early.

Infection can lead to neurological dysfunction, numbness and arthritis.

The province is asking the public to keep on the lookout for blacklegged ticks, especially in heavily wooded and swampy environments.

You can find out more here.