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How to protect yourself from ticks this summer

Summer is traditionally tick season, so here are some tips on how to protect yourself and what to do if you find one on you. (Hint: Don't freak out.)

Cases of disease from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have more than tripled nationwide, growing from 27,388 cases in 2004 to 96,075 cases in 2016, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

Tamar Barlam, interim chief of the Section of Infectious Disease at Boston Medical Center and associate professor at the School of Medicine at Boston University, talked about the spike in diseases such as Lyme disease and how to protect yourself this summer.

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