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NPR Morning Edition: "To Fight Tick-Borne Disease, Someone Has To Catch Ticks" By Bradley Campbell

NPR's Bradley Campbell interviews Dr. Thomas Mather about the Fall tick season as he collects them by the hundreds.

"Most people try to avoid ticks. But not Tom Mather.

The University of Rhode Island researcher goes out of his way to find them.

He looks for deer ticks — poppy seed-sized skin burrowers — in the woods of southern Rhode Island. These are the teeny-tiny carriers of Lyme disease, an illness that can lead to symptoms ranging from nasty rashes to memory loss".

Read the full story and listen to the interview on NPR