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Wisconsin State Health Officials Warn Of Ticks

Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 7:53 am

Wisconsin health officials are warning people to be on the lookout for ticks this summer.

The Associated press reports ticks love warm weather and a moist climate, and Wisconsin is seeing both.

Ticks began emerging locally about a month ago. Experts say there are at least 16 tick species in Wisconsin, but University of Wisconsin researchers say only a few bite humans. The two most common are wood ticks and deer ticks, which can cause Lyme disease. Preliminary numbers showed Lyme disease cases were down last year, possibly due to the hot, dry weather.

Parents are being told to check their children after playing outside and near wooded areas.

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