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Tick-Borne Disease Risk Is High In Minn.

It’s that time of year when ticks are plentiful and the risk of tick-borne disease is high. Our snowy winter did not hurt ticks. Instead it’s believed the snow insulated them from the cold.

05/20/2014

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State Health Official Warns Of Increased Mosquito And Tick Levels

State health epidemiologist Dave Neitzel says the wet and cold spring will bring a bumper crop of pests for the summer.

06/13/2013

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Officials: Mosquito-Bourne Virus Is Easily Preventable

There’s a rise in cases of encephalitis that can severely affect, or even disable, young children in Minnesota. Health officials, however, say it’s preventable.

09/04/2012

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West Nile Cases Growing In Minnesota

There is good news and bad news surrounding the number of West Nile cases in Minnesota.

08/23/2012

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