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How to prevent against Ticks and Lyme Disease

Jul 22, 2023 06:39AM ● By Content Editor
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By Olayinka Sodunke - WDIO News - July 22, 2023

Here in the Northland, we are familiar with Lyme Disease and the Ticks that cause it. We have one of the highest concentrations of ticks and tick-borne disease in the U.S. because of our gorgeous wilderness area.

“You can completely avoid Lyme disease if you are able to get the tick off your body soon enough. It takes a prolonged period, close to 24 hours to transmit disease. So, every time you go outside before you and your kids go to bed, you must strip down entirely and check the whole body out in front of a mirror or have another family member check you and other family members for ticks.”

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