Reports of tick nest in Dundas park refuted by public health

News May 13, 2016 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Reports of a tick nest in Dundas' Edwards Park are not true, according to the City of Hamilton's public health department.

Social media reports of a tick nest in the local park appear to be based on little more than urban legend.

Public health spokesperson Aisling Higgins referred a facebook post and photo reporting the discovery of a ticks nest in the west-end Dundas park to staff, and an outside scientist, for review.

"We appreciate the concern of residents, however Public Health Services consulted with an outside specialist who definitively concluded that the photo is not a tick nest," Higgins said Friday.

She said the size and scale of suspected tick eggs in the photo posted on-line is could not be tick eggs, and provided a photo of a real tick and eggs to illustrate how they actually look.

Higgins said the department has no record of a complaint regarding a tick nest in Edwards Park. But she said it's not uncommon for such inaccurate reports to spread on social media.

For detailed information on ticks, visit the City of Hamilton website at:: https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/health-topics/lyme-disease-ticks

Reports of tick nest in Dundas park refuted by public health

City of Hamilton never received complaint for ticks in Edwards Park

News May 13, 2016 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Reports of a tick nest in Dundas' Edwards Park are not true, according to the City of Hamilton's public health department.

Social media reports of a tick nest in the local park appear to be based on little more than urban legend.

Public health spokesperson Aisling Higgins referred a facebook post and photo reporting the discovery of a ticks nest in the west-end Dundas park to staff, and an outside scientist, for review.

"We appreciate the concern of residents, however Public Health Services consulted with an outside specialist who definitively concluded that the photo is not a tick nest," Higgins said Friday.

She said the size and scale of suspected tick eggs in the photo posted on-line is could not be tick eggs, and provided a photo of a real tick and eggs to illustrate how they actually look.

Higgins said the department has no record of a complaint regarding a tick nest in Edwards Park. But she said it's not uncommon for such inaccurate reports to spread on social media.

For detailed information on ticks, visit the City of Hamilton website at:: https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/health-topics/lyme-disease-ticks

Reports of tick nest in Dundas park refuted by public health

City of Hamilton never received complaint for ticks in Edwards Park

News May 13, 2016 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Reports of a tick nest in Dundas' Edwards Park are not true, according to the City of Hamilton's public health department.

Social media reports of a tick nest in the local park appear to be based on little more than urban legend.

Public health spokesperson Aisling Higgins referred a facebook post and photo reporting the discovery of a ticks nest in the west-end Dundas park to staff, and an outside scientist, for review.

"We appreciate the concern of residents, however Public Health Services consulted with an outside specialist who definitively concluded that the photo is not a tick nest," Higgins said Friday.

She said the size and scale of suspected tick eggs in the photo posted on-line is could not be tick eggs, and provided a photo of a real tick and eggs to illustrate how they actually look.

Higgins said the department has no record of a complaint regarding a tick nest in Edwards Park. But she said it's not uncommon for such inaccurate reports to spread on social media.

For detailed information on ticks, visit the City of Hamilton website at:: https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/health-topics/lyme-disease-ticks