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By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS
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Serious infections being spread by tick bites

 


When my dog and I walk along the Snake River during the warm seasons of the year, we can both come home with a tick or two. I’m used to feeling those little legs on my skin or scalp and picking off the critters. If I’m lucky, I get to them before they attach and start sucking my blood. Because I’ve been doing this all my life I don’t get stressed out about ticks, but I do know they can carry certain diseases.

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