A CDC report this summer found Lyme disease is widely underreported, something that this article notes happens more often in areas with high prevalence of Lyme-carrying ticks. New research finds that 35% of female ticks collected from 21 Wisconsin counties were carrying Lyme disease. Deer hunting season will soon be underway, and hunters are reminded to wear tick repellant and do a thorough body check immediately after coming indoors to remove any ticks. Smaller, juvenile ticks often transmit the disease because they are harder to detect and less likely to be removed before transmitting disease to their hosts.
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