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S.12/E.5

Tick Borne Illnesses

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In this episode we will discuss tick-borne illnesses with Dr. Richard Horowitz.  Dr. Horowitz has been treating Lyme and other tick-borne infections for 28 years.  Listen to today's episode to learn more about these pesty parasitic arachnids!  

There are over 800 different species of ticks in the world and over 100 of these are found in North America. The good news is you will probably never encounter most species of ticks in your lifetime. Only a handful of tick species come into contact with humans. 

Contrary to popular belief, a tick isn’t an insect, but rather falls into the category of arachnids. Other examples of arachnids include spiders, scorpions, and mites. 

People who work, camp, play, or visit wooded and grassy areas are at the highest risk of getting bitten by ticks. Pets are also highly susceptible to tick bites due to their exploratory nature. 

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