Everything You Need to Know About Ticks and Disease

Everything You Need to Know About Ticks and Disease

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It’s a hot humid day and you’ve spent hours walking through the woods, brushing up again shrubs and foliage while scouting sites for opening day. You come inside to change and see a little something on your ankle.

Is it a freckle you didn’t notice before? One that wasn’t there a few hours ago? It looks a little bit like a poppy seed, but it isn’t falling off. The next day it’s still there, so you take a closer look and see that it has eight legs and a head embedded in your skin. This little beast has been feeding on you for a day and you didn’t feel a thing.

BY DR. SARAH ZOHDY,  AUBURN UNIVERSITY

The wild white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) is the main…



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