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Lyme disease — Big illness from a little tick

May 22, 2020 by Kimberly Drake

In the Northwoods, ticks are more than an annual nuisance, they are a potential health threat found virtually everywhere. They lie in wait, tiny little legs outstretched, waiting for the moment someone or something happens to walk past, so they can hitch a ride and tap into their newfound food source. 

These little buggers, called deer ticks, carry many diseases, the most prevalent of which is Lyme disease. According to the CDC, this illness, named after the town in Connecticut where...

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