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How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

This story is part of “Tickpocalypse,” a multi-part special report.

LLyme disease first made headlines in 1975, when word began to spread that a mysterious illness — marked by fevers, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue, among other symptoms — was affecting the residents of the leafy New England shore town of Old Lyme…



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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.