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One Planet: How To Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks

Stinson Beach, Marin County, California
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Stinson Beach, Marin County, California

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, we'll find out how to protect yourself from Lyme disease-carrying ticks. Researchers expect a heavy tick season across the country. A new study found the presence of Western black-legged ticks on beaches along much of Northern California, from Mendocino County down to Monterey County.


Dr. Dan Salkeld, research scientist in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University

Web Resources:

ABC News: Why this tick season may be bad — and how to protect yourself

San Francsico Chronicle: Lyme-carrying ticks thriving on California coast, study finds

Bay Area Lyme Foundation