Parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin have among the highest rates of deer ticks carrying the bacteria that causes the debilitating Lyme disease infections. The revelation comes from the first study that looks at the number of disease carrying ticks rather than the number of people infected with the disease.
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A new scientific study finds that lyme disease has increased the fastest in places -- like Minnesota -- where red fox numbers are shrinking. The ticks that carry the disease often live on mice, chipmunks, or other small mammals that are prey for foxes. The spread of coyotes has fox numbers dwindling in many areas.
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Disease-carrying ticks moving deeper into Northland
Experts tell the Duluth News-Tribune it used to be rare to catch a tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease north of Duluth, “but now it’s a fairly routine thing.” The Associated Press takes a look at a new map showing Lyme disease risk areas, and a video from Howcast can help you recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease, which, if caught early, often doesn't turn into a debilitating illness.
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