Good Question: What's Good About Ticks?"The goodness about [ticks] lies in their very large salivary glands," says a tick researcher at the University of Minnesota.
Talking Points: Ticks, Pets & Lyme DiseasePublic health officials and veterinarians are warning about an abundance of deer ticks this summer in Minnesota -- not only do they represent a threat to humans but to our animals as well.
Red Meat-Allergy Causing Tick Creeping Into MinnesotaIt's peak tick feeding season in Minnesota, and now there's one more health concern to worry about: the Lone Star tick.
Ticks Thrived After Mild Winter; Spring Weather Could Send Them PackingSummer won't officially start for two weeks, but tick season is definitely here.
CDC: Worse Than Normal Tick Season ExpectedMedical experts are asking those who spend a lot of time outside this summer to be extra mindful of ticks.
Environmental Report Card Highlights 'Mega-Rains' ThreatA draft environmental report card for the state warns that as global temperatures warm, Minnesotans need to prepare for increases in catastrophic "mega-rains" and a greater spread of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.
Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly IncreasingA new report states the risk of Lyme disease is rapidly growing. Minnesota is one of 17 that carry the highest risk for Lyme disease in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are more high-risk areas in Minnesota than before.
How To Protect Yourself From New Deer Tick-Borne DiseasesSummer vacation and these summer-like temperatures have a lot of families heading outdoors. As people venture out, the threat of deer ticks and Lyme disease are always there -- but scientists say it's not just Lyme disease that deer ticks are known for anymore.

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