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Column: Lyme disease continues to be concern

10:36 AM, Apr. 23, 2013
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Hopefully beautiful spring weather is just around the corner, and as it returns, so does the likelihood of encountering deer ticks.

While tiny in size, these little bugs can pack a powerful punch. Before we get our shorts out of storage, it's a good time to review the symptoms of Lyme disease and how to prevent it.

Most cases of Lyme disease occur between May and August, and central Wisconsin seems to carry a heavy burden of this disease. We are fortunate to have abundant heavy woodlands, but with that beauty comes more ticks and animal hosts to transport them. ...

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