Researchers find that birds can spread Lyme disease to humans, pets

03/9/2010 | Culpeper Star-Exponent (Va.), The

Researchers have found that robins and other common birds can carry ticks into people's backyards, and as such, potentially transmit Lyme Disease to pets and humans. To prevent exposure to Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses, a companion-animal practitioner urges owners to regularly groom their pets and provide them with veterinary-quality tick control products and vaccinations.

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