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Last updated: 05/08/2018
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Lyme disease

Results of the 2017 surveillance activities in Saint-Lazare

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, May 8, 2018 –  During the 2017 summer season, a team composed of students from Université de Montréal’s faculty of veterinary medicine collected ticks from Parc nature Les-Forestiers-de Saint-Lazare as part of the Institut national de santé publique’s Lyme disease surveillance activities.

Ticks were collected using a flanel (a piece of white fabric tied to a stick) and the collected ticks were sent to the Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec (LSPQ of the INSPQ) for identification. Following this, ticks belonging to the Ixodes scapularis species (carriers of Lyme disease) were sent to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg for detection, most notably of the Borrelia burgdorferi pathogen.

The Town of Saint-Lazare wishes to inform its residents that no ticks of the Ixodes scapularis species (carriers of Lyme disease) were collected from our park. Regardless, the Town continues to recommend that citizens adhere to the following public health guidelines:

Blood Donor Clinic

Who can donate blood?
View the criterias.

Fireman Blood Drive
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
13:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Fire station (1800 Rue Bédard)

Day Camp Blood Drive
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
1:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Community center (1301 Rue du Bois)

Mayor's Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
1:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Community center (1301 Rue du Bois)

Extreme Heat

Many places in Canada have a high number of extreme heat events, often called "heat waves." Extreme heat can put your health at risk, causing illnesses like heat stroke and even death. It is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family.

See these brochures on heat for specific at-risk groups:

Consult Government of Canada website for tips and advice.


Héma-Québec's mission is to efficiently provide adequate quantities of safe, optimal blood components, substitutes, human tissues and cord blood to meet the needs of all Quebecers; to provide and develop expertise along with specialized and innovative services and products in the fields of transfusion medicine and human tissue transplantation.

Many blood drives are organized in Saint-Lazare each year:
  • Snow Fest blood drive (end of January)
  • Chez Maurice blood drive (March)
  • Day camp blood drive (July)
  • Mayor's blood drive (September)
  • Blood drive by appointment

For more information, please contact the Service des communications.

Who Can Donate Blood?

Visit Hema-Québec for more information.

Mobilisation Hôpital du CSSS de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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