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posted: 5/22/2013 5:00 AM

Ticks are another seasonal menace

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Slow Skeeter Start, front page and a timely article as we head into the first long holiday weekend. We must also be very aware of the often not mentioned or publicized menace: the tick bite.

The Illinois Department of Public Health in their news release of May 13 reported 204 cases of the tick borne disease Lyme. and this for the 2012 season.

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Contracting Lyme disease is a life-changer. There are simple precautions to take to avoid tick bites, as simple as staying in the center of trails so weeds do not brush against you or tucking your pants into your socks, and most important check yourself, your kids, and your pets.

The Lake County Forest Preserve District has updated their website to include tick and Lyme information and will place at the preserve kiosks information about tick identification. No tick bite, no Lyme!

Karen Nuccio

Round Lake

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