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The mere thought of ticks makes our skin crawl. These vile little creatures transmit diseases such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and the rare (but disconcertingly quaintly named) Heartland virus. Symptoms of tick-borne illnesses can range from swollen joints to meat allergies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease has tripled since the 1990s, and there are about 50,000 cases of tick-borne illnesses diagnosed every year. Lyme, which is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in the US, is potentially debilitating and can be difficult to diagnose—just ask the trifecta of pop stars, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, and Shania Twain, all of whom are Canadians living in the US (weird!) who have dealt with the aftereffects of undiagnosed Lyme.
Source: The NY Times
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