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

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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.

Guest:

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