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County warns of Lyme disease

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The northwestern and west central portions of Wisconsin, including St. Croix County, have the highest incidence of Lyme disease statewide, according to the county Department of Public Health.

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The disease is transmitted by the deer tick, which must be attached to a person's skin for 24 hours. People (and their pets) who spend time outdoors in woody, tick-infested environments are at an increased risk of exposure.

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