There is an alarming rise in Lyme disease cases in Canada, according to public health officials.

If detected early, the disease is easy to treat. Left untreated, it can result in facial palsy, meningitis, heart problems, nerve damage and inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

The easiest way to deal with Lyme disease is to protect yourself when going into areas where ticks live, such as woodlands or where there are leaves or tall grass on the ground.

What can you do? This infographic provides some tips to stay tick-free. 

Tick infographic USE THIS ONE

Sources: Public Health Agency of Canada, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Canada and Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CBC)