Dr. Katie Clow, a professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, spoke to CBC Health for an article exploring how climate change is fuelling tick population growth in Canada.
Clow said that as the climate warms, ticks are being introduced into places that were previously not suitable for their survival. She added that these new ticks can transmit various illnesses beyond Lyme disease.
Clow also spoke with the CBC Manitoba radio program Up To Speed about growing tick populations.
A professor in One Health, Clow researches the epidemiology of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases specializing in tick-borne diseases.