The Observatory monitors and evaluates climate change adaptation to produce indices for steering individual and organizational adaptation in Quebec.
Identified for the first time in Quebec in 2007–2008, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in temperate zones. Since its identification in North America in the 1970s, the Ixodes scapularis tick infected by Borrelia burgdorferi (the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease) has been spreading farther north into zones where it had been absent so far.
To learn more about Lyme disease: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/zoonoses/maladie-de-lyme
Weather hazards in Quebec and everywhere else in the world are disrupting our ecosystems and causing major health issues. To learn more about, consult this section. Information, reports, articles and newsletters are available under these topic headings.