Tick-borne diseases are on the rise. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Tick-borne diseases are on the rise.  Here’s how to protect yourself.

It’s tick season again, North America. As the weather warms and people go outside, the chances of encountering one of these bloodsucking arthropods increases. In fact, tick problems today appear to be worse than they were 50 or 60 years ago, experts told Live Science.

It pays to be careful; ticks cause at least 50,000 cases of illness in the United States each year, and these are only the illnesses that are diagnosed and reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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