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Weather brings early return of pesky parasite

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The early start of spring this year might be welcome, but along with it comes a less welcome annual visitor: ticks.

Several sightings have already been reported of deer ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease, and the more common dog tick, or wood tick.

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"It seems like they're now emerging and looking for a host," said Gary Bullemer, assistant manager at Sibley State Park.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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