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WUPHD warns against ticks, mosquito-borne disease


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HANCOCK — As the weather warms up, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is warning residents of potential diseases they can get from ticks and mosquitoes.

Ticks live in grassy, bushy or wooded areas, according to the health department, and can be active any time there are multiple days in a row where temperatures are above 32 degrees.

They can carry a variety of diseases — including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tulameria and anaplasmosis — a health department spokesperson said, with the Michigan Department of Health and Hum...

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