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AVOIDING TICKS THAT CARRY LYME DISEASE WHILE HIKING AND CAMPING

If you spend any time hiking east of the Mississippi River, chances are you’ve had encounters with ticks, and perhaps even Lyme disease, which is a serious tick-borne illness that affects humans and dogs who enjoy the outdoors.

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October 22, 2023

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