BEWARE OF THE DEER TICK
Thursday, May 6th, 2010 -- 9:40 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
A warm spring has triggered more deer tick activity in Wisconsin, and could lead to an increased risk of contracting Lyme Disease, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
There were 2,580 cases of Lyme disease in 2009, compared to 2,048 cases reported in Wisconsin in 2008.
Infections usually occur between May and August.
Experts say avoiding tick bites is best, but if you do have one, you should remove it promptly.
Deer ticks can carry Lyme disease and other diseases.