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State, federal officials begin research on Eau Claire County deer ticks

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Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio


State and federal researchers are studying deer ticks in Eau Claire County to learn more about their behavior and to find how likely they are to make people sick.

Eau Claire County is a hotspot for deer ticks and tick-borne disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more cases of Lyme disease have been confirmed in Eau Claire County than anywhere else in the state.

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