Minnesota high-risk for Lyme disease
BEMIDJI - A record-high 1,293 cases of Lyme disease were reported in 2010 in Minnesota, where Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
Minnesota is considered a high-risk state for Lyme disease, which is carried by the Eastern black-legged tick, or the deer tick. Ticks survive our harsh winters and become active when the temperature reaches 38 degrees.
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