Manitobans can submit a photo of a blacklegged tick as part of the Blacklegged Tick Passive Surveillance Program. MHSAL staff will review the image to determine if it is a blacklegged tick and contact you with further instructions. The purpose of the passive surveillance program is to help guide active surveillance efforts and to gain further information about the distribution of blacklegged tick populations, activity periods and the presence of tick-borne diseases. The blacklegged tick surveillance program is not meant to inform clinical diagnosis of tick-borne diseases in people or pets.
Information regarding tick-borne diseases, including prevention measures, surveillance and signs and symptoms can be found by clicking here