Tick-borne illnesses soar in Tennessee

As of mid-May there have been 74 cases in Tennessee of people getting sick from tick-borne illness. Six in Davidson County and 15 in surrounding counties. This is a three fold increase from the same period a year ago. Use insect repellents with DEET on your skin and clothing to protect you from tick bites. Keeping your grass mowed is one of the best ways to keep ticks at bay.

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