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Tick Season Brings Dangers

Camping and hiking season is here and that means tick season. University of Minnesota Extension Educator Beth Berlin says being diligent can go a long way in avoiding diseases like Lyme Disease, human anaplasmosis and Powassan encephalitis.

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Drug Used to Treat Lyme Disease Is In Short Supply

An antibiotic used to treat Lyme disease is in short supply in Minnesota, forcing some clinics to scramble as the tick season arrives. Doxycycline is ordinarily cheap with many uses. It's been on the national drug shortage list since January because of manufacturing delays and rising demand.

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Sartell Couple to Share Their Struggle with Lyme Disease [AUDIO]

Tick season also means Lyme disease season. Nicole Koll of Sartell says she has battled with the disease for years, seeing many doctors before getting correctly diagnosed.

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Ticks Begin Emerging From Winter Slumber [AUDIO]

Ticks which carry Lyme Disease and other dangerous illnesses are starting to emerge from the winter.

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Warm, Wet Spring Has Ticks Thriving

We're in the prime part of the season for Lyme Disease and with a warm and wet spring, there are even more black-legged ticks out feeding.

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Northeast Minnesota in High Risk Lyme Disease Area

Researchers who dragged sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map pinpointing the highest-risk areas for Lyme disease.

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