Environmental Health & Hazards
Animal & Insect-related Diseases
Sometimes animals carry diseases that are harmful to humans. Diseases like Lyme disease and West Nile virus are spread through insect bites. Diseases spread by wildlife or pets include rabies.
Avian Influenza - H5N1
Viral disease that affects mostly domesticated poultry and wild birds, such as geese, ducks, and shore birds.
Lyme Disease & Ticks
In Ontario, Lyme disease is carried by blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks.
March 23, 2023