Kenora has deer legged ticks that carry lyme disease. More information on lyme disease and prevention.

Kenora also has a fungus in the soil (Blastomyces dermatitidis) in some areas that can cause symptoms ranging from subclinical (minimal) infection up to chronic pneumonia. It is rare in humans but more common in dogs because it is soil born. Prompt treatment is important as it can be deadly for dogs. More information here.