-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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That old tip of killing ticks with salt or a hot match. A VT researcher says DON'T DO that. Instead, pull the tick out with tweezers (and save it in rubbing alcohol in case more testing is needed.)— Annie Andersen (@Annie_Andersen) June 5, 2018