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Be alert to an increasingly common threat — tick-borne illnesses

Be alert to an increasingly common threat ó tick-borne illnesses Lyme disease isnít the only cause for concern. They may be as small as a poppy seed, but ticks are an increasingly large health risk for many Americans, especially in the warmer months. Decades ago, it was thought that unless you lived in a Lyme disease hot spot, like Connecticut, that you didnít have to give too much thought to ticks and the illnesses they carry. However, that…

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