Diseases from ticks rise to record levels in Minnesota
Bites from blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) led to a record number of tick-borne disease cases in Minnesota during 2007, say state health officials. Blacklegged ticks carry Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis, and babesiosis, three illnesses that can all lead to serious complications.
To prevent these diseases, it is critical for people who spend time outdoors in many areas of east-central, north-central and southeast Minnesota to take precautions against tick bites.
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