Lyme Disease risks
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A tick bite is the direct result of an attack by a tick. Ticks are small brown parasites (arachnids) that live in wooded areas and fields. These organisms need blood from humans or animals to survive. Ticks attach to your skin and suck your blood....
Dr. Paul Auerbach, a specialist in Emergency and Wilderness Medicine, offers tips for backpacking safely. Read how to tackle trails and mountains responsibly.