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Lyme Wars: Investigating a Public Health Crisis

Lyme Wars: Investigating a Public Health Crisis

Why the response to this public health crisis is still in disarray -- as patients pay the price

Tick Identifier: Which Ones Can Make You Sick?

Scroll down and click through the images below to see what the various species found in the tri-state area look like, whether they transmit Lyme or other diseases and which symptoms are cause for concern

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    Hundreds of tick species are found throughout the U.S. -- and their prevalence is rising. The good news? Most of the bloodsuckers feed on birds and rodents. The bad news: A few species target humans and pets -- and some of those may carry pathogens that could cause potentially life-threatening infections.