Tick numbers vary depending on several factors

03/14/2012 | Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.)

Although some are predicting this season will bring more ticks and hence more Lyme disease in people and dogs, Tufts University infectious diseases professor Sam Telford says several factors affect the tick population, including small mammal carriers, humidity, time of day and deer populations. Although a Lyme vaccine for people is no longer available, a canine vaccine exists.

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