Increase in temps, increase in ticks: What you need to know about Lyme Disease

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As the warm weather kicks in, so do ticks.  In the last few weeks, veterinarians have reported more of those tiny bugs which can lead to Lyme Disease in humans.

Lyme Disease is considered one of the fastest-growing infectious diseases in the U.S.  Here in Illinois the number of cases is growing every year.

This month is designated Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

Few of us know very much about Lyme Disease, but it has some very real consequences.   Animals carrying ticks which can then latch on to humans, bite and leave them with a debilitating disease which can affect your nervous system, joints, muscles.

Groups are trying to raise awareness of the disease in hopes that the CDC will create better guidelines for the disease seems to be growing by the day.

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