Scientists in Connecticut are seeing more ticks infected with the pathogen that causes Lyme disease than ever before, with 40% of those tested carrying the bacterium, up from 27% the past few years. Theodore Andreadis, director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, blames the milder winter, which he says means more ticks survive the cold, and tick activity starts earlier in the year.
Lyme disease more prevalent in Conn. ticks this summer
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