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Autumn brings uptick in Lyme disease risk

In Lyme Disease on November 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm
Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis.

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Just because temperatures are dropping, don’t think the clock’s run out on Lyme disease.The threat “doesn’t really stop,” said David Simser, an entomologist with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. “There’s never a month without risk.”

James Chen, director of Urgent Care at Hawthorn Medical Associates in Dartmouth, said he has seen a recent small spike in patient tick bites over the last month or so. More

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