Mild winter, wet spring, and Lyme Disease


It’s nearly high season again for Lyme Disease in Maryland. It’s also Lyme Disease Awareness Month, so time again to remind Marylanders to watch for, and take precautions against the deer ticks that transmit it to humans.

The latest data from the CDC show 2,024 confirmed or suspected cases here in 2009, the second-highest toll on record for Maryland. Onset peaks in June and July.

A mild winter and wet spring may have been good for the ticks, bad for dogs and people.

(PHOTO: Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

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