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So what is Lyme Disease and why should I be Concerned?

As a follow-up to our previous blog post by CRCA biologist Tom Beaubiah, we conducted a Q&A session with two experts on ticks and Lyme Disease from KFLA Public Health – Adrienne Hansen-Taugher and Joan Black. CRCA – So what is Lyme Disease? ADRIENNE – It’s a bacterial infection called barrelia burgdorferi, and it’s transported by the black-legged tick, which is the only way for humans and animals to get it. It was first discovered through an outbreak of juvenile arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut in the late 1960s. They had this group of kids that all of a sudden developed

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