according to Associated PressThis year is shaping up to be another big Lyme disease season in New England.
For the past few decades, tick-borne Lyme disease has been on the rise in the Northeast.
In 2015, nearly 500 people caught Lyme disease in Vermont.
When the Vermont Health Department started tracking the disease in 1990, they found only 14 cases in the state, according to Bradley Tompkins, an infectious disease specialist.
“If you’re attentive you should be able to get a tick off before it transmits the disease,” he said.
Ticks that carry Lyme disease thriving through winter
referring to 13 hours 38 minutes agoThe Associated PressMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Researchers are saying this year is shaping up to be another big Lyme disease season in Vermont.
Lyme disease has been on the rise since Vermont started tracking it in 1990.
In 2015, there were almost 500 cases of Lyme disease.
People should wear light-colored long sleeves and pants to keep the black-legged ticks visible and off of the body.
A state infectious disease specialist said more habitats for tick-carrying mice and deer are mostly to blame for more Lyme-infested ticks.
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