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Spiders and snakes? No problem. However, Ticks? Hate them! Tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in the US and some of these illnesses can be serious. Lyme disease is the most common illness, but there are other potential illnesses associated with tick bites as well. The New York Times has an excellent article on how to protect yourself as you go about your summer outdoor activities.




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