U.S. Sees Tick Sighting Surge

IT'S TOO SOON TO SAY HOW BAD TICKS WILL BE THIS YEAR, BUT SOME INDICATORS POINT TO A POPULATION SURGE

(CNN) – As the weather gets warmer and you spend more time outside, be on the lookout for ticks.

The tenacious pests carry Lyme disease and other illnesses that can be fatal if left untreated.

Experts are seeing a high incidence of Lyme disease in the Mid-West, North-East and Mid-Atlantic states.

That could be from a population surge of ticks, more people spending time outside, or a combination of both.

To protect yourself from ticks, do a full body check once you’re back inside.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends showering within two hours to reduce the risk of Lyme disease.

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