VT Researcher Tips And Truths About Lyme Disease

 

-The Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2015, 95% of all  Lyme cases happened in 14 states. Included in that list- Virginia. 

Lyme  disease is an infection transmitted by a tick. Only ticks infected with  the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi can transmit Lyme disease. 

With  temperatures warming over the past years, Brandon Jutras says ticks are  becoming a bigger problem, explaining Ticks not readily killed due to  warmer winters, are coming out earlier in the season and spreading to  more northern areas." 

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