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More deer ticks than ever infest the wilds of Minnesota; protect yourself


Beware hikers, turkey hunters, and other brush-country and wilderness travelers: Black-legged tick season is here, and the tiny bloodsuckers are looking for a host.

“It’s that time of year,” said Dave Neitzel, supervisor of the vectorborne disease unit at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul. “The bottom line is this: If you’re in a woodsy, brushy area, you’re at risk.”

And maybe never more so: Minnesota has seen a dramatic increase in the number of counties reporting established tick populations.


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