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Be Very Afraid of Ticks

The threat of tick-borne diseases is serious and growing. And you’re probably not doing enough to protect your family.

By Melinda Wenner Moyer via Slate.com

Erik Karits: Female blacklegged tick

"All parents have at least one issue that keeps them up at night worrying over their kids. For some, it’s gun violence. Others, cyberbullying. For me—especially in the spring and summer—it's ticks".

"Let’s start with some facts. Ticks in the U.S. can spread more than 14 diseases. They are “the most significant vectors of infectious diseases in the United States,” according to a write-up from a recent scientific conference."

Read the entire article on Slate.com