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Active tick season expected in Ohio, officials warn about diseases

COLUMBUS, Ohio - If you take a stroll through the woods in central Ohio, there's something you might not see that is becoming very concerning this year.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) says Ohio is going through a very active tick season right now. One of their biggest concerns is the black-legged tick.

Entomologist Richard Gary says the black-legged tick made its way into Ohio back in 2008 and the numbers have increased ever since. Gary says this particular tick carries Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever... Continued


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