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Ticks can transmit a new Lyme-like disease

Posted June 11, 2015, 11:53 am Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications There are several good reasons to keep ticks off your body. One is that they are creepy and suck your blood. Another is that they can transmit 14 different diseases—not just Lyme disease. A report published online this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine describes the newest tick-borne disease in North America, which is caused…

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