Deer ticks and dog ticks are shown above. From left in the top row are deer tick larvae, nymph and adult male and female ticks. Below are adult male, left, and female dog ticks. A poppy seed is pictured above on a metric ruler to show scale; a sesame seed is shown on the right. Graphic Courtesy Patrick Guilfoile
Ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive in lakes country
FARGO — Now that Memorial Day weekend has arrived and summer has unofficially begun, those taking to the woods should remember: Beware of ticks.
That’s especially true when visiting the Minnesota lakes country, where deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease and other infections, thrive.
Just ask Kelly Larson.
The Fargo man has contracted Lyme disease – not once, but twice.
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