Lyme disease - spread through tick bites - has now become one of the fastest growing epidemics to date.
Current CDC numbers show that about 300,000 people are being affected each year. Most of those cases are in just 13 states.
Is your state one of them?
Bug-borne disease expert Thomas Mather, PhD, teaches you more about the risks and how to protect yourself and your family. As the University of Rhode Island's own "Tick Guy," Dr. Mather says ticks of all types seem to be more abundant than in the past. But his research means a preventive vaccine may be around the corner.
Dr. Mather also shares helpful tips for fighting tick-borne illness.
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