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Tiny Terror: The Truth About Ticks

NICOLE SOMMAVILLA • NEWSCHANNEL 9/WSYR-TV

Ticks are in our yards and they’re saturating Central New York. One bite can change everything. Most people do not know Central New York is an epicenter for tick-borne disease. Most recent data indicates a 439% increase in Central New York between 2008 and 2018.

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Who is Affected?

Everyone!

Hikers, campers, children, adults, landscapers, gardeners, lawnmowers, farmers, pet owners, hunters, everyone. If you step outside and walk across the grass to your mailbox, if you're inside and open the door to let the dog in, if you live in a city or suburbs, if you're playing golf or soccer. Everyone is affected.

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I've been bitten by a tick

Do you think or know that you've been bitten by a tick? View our resources page for prevention tips as well as treatment options available to you.

Untreated Lyme disease can produce a wide range of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection. These include fever, rash, facial paralysis and arthritis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a quick guide of common symptoms to look for in early and late-stage Lyme disease.

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