Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here’s How To Prevent It

Black-legged ticks, also known as the deer ticks, can carry Lyme disease.

The tick-borne illness is spreading north and south — about 300,000 U.S. cases a year. As scientists work on better diagnostic tests and surveillance tools, you can take steps to cut your risk.

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