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Lyme Disease in Virginia Grows

In Virginia the most common tick bite comes from the Lone Star tick. “You’ll pick up 50 to 100 Lone Stars for every one black-legged tick,” said David Gaines, state entomologist. Yet Lyme Disease, carried exclusively by the immature black-legged, or deer tick, is the most common tick-borne disease in the state, with more than 1,100 cases last year, according to Health Department statistics. Of those, the local region recorded only about two dozen. (more…)

Tick Season Has Begun: Are You Prepared?

Experts say this year’s tick season could be worse than ever. Lyme Research Alliance on the best ways to stay tick-safe this summer. (more…)
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