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(KTVI) – Tick season is here, and doctors are seeing an increase in the number of patients with tick bites and needing to have ticks removed.

The warm summer months are prime feeding time for the insects. Ticks in the area are believed to spread eight different diseases, including Lyme disease.

Ticks attach themselves to people and animals through direct contact, so doctors say to wear long sleeve shirts and pants when walking in wooded or grassy areas.

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  • Jeff Levy

    A summary of important information concerning Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases is available in video format that can be viewed in less than 5 minutes: “What Is Lyme Disease: An evidence-based exploration of the concepts and common medical misconceptions of Lyme disease” http://youtu.be/tX70ivbRyJ4

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