Every mile of blacktop brought a new piece of information to parse. Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States—more than West Nile Virus or Zika—and Pennsylvania reports the most cases nationwide. The highest concentrations were found in the Hudson Valley; in Orange County, more than eight of every 10 ticks tested carried the bacteria. Verma-Dzik is the owner and founder of Ridgefield-based Fairfield Naturopathic Health .
Lyme disease can be underreported for several reasons. Put clothes in the dryer on high heat and tumble for 10 minutes to kill the ticks on dry clothes. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. Christine Navarro, associate medical officer of health for Toronto Public Health . Light-coloured clothing makes ticks easier to spot. Republication or distribution of this content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited and/or its licensors.