Lyme Disease Not the Only Risk Posed by Ticks

May 07, 2014 at 11:05 am

NYNow‘s Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan discovers the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick.

Springtime is finally upon us giving everyone a chance to get back outside and enjoy New York’s scenic outdoors. But we’re not alone. Deer ticks are also out hoping to find a free meal from an animal host to feed on. Lyme disease is commonly associated with tick bites but some members of the medical community warn there are several other tick borne illnesses affecting people and if they are not properly treated can lead to long-term chronic illness.

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