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Disease-ridden bloodsuckers

Scientists are warning that warmer, wetter weather this year will increase the number of ticks born this year, as well as extend tick season. Bradley T. Truax, MD, principal consultant of the Truax Group, says that healthcare providers need to ensure patients know both how to avoid ticks and what to do if bitten. Since most tick bites occur outside of the healthcare setting, education is key to patient safety, he says.

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