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It's a rare condition that produces symptoms similar to Lyme disease, but more severe, and there's no cure.If you want to protect yourself, government officials say you should avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass, use bug spray and conduct a full-body tick check on yourself, your children and your pets after going outdoors.Chances are, people are finding more deer ticks (also called blacklegged ticks) simply because the weather has been so good and people are out in the woods more.He urged people who spend time in the woods to tuck their pantlegs into their boots and use DEET insect repellent as they would in the spring to discourage ticks.
Dougherty believes that people and their canine companions are seeing more deer ticks this fall."There is definitely a big fall surge, and this fall seems to be the biggest surge we've had," Dougherty said.
Deer ticks can cause Lyme disease and human anaplasmosis.
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