Try this app to avoid ticks this summer

A new app could help you avoid ticks and the risk of contracting Lyme disease.

“We don’t want people to be afraid. We just want them to take a few precautions so they can still enjoy being outside,” says Jean Tsao, an associate professor in the fisheries and wildlife department at Michigan State University who researches ticks and tick-borne illness and helped develop The Tick App.

More than 300,000 people contract Lyme disease each year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.

“…don’t panic. Just be aware, take proper precautions and enjoy being outside this summer.”

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