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With the warmth come the ticks

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is reminding residents to be on the lookout for ticks as warmer temperatures finally come to the region. A variety of diseases are spread by ticks in Minnesota.

"You can decrease your chance of being exposed to tick-borne disease by knowing what to look for and taking a few preventative steps," said public health nurse Jenny Barta.

The blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick, is the main tick of public health concern as it causes the most disease in Minnesota. It is 3-5 millimeters in length with a flat, oval shaped body, eight legs, and da...

 
 
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