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Preventing lyme disease

Summer is insect season, and with more bugs comes the threat of diseases. Kathy Cuddeback with the Iowa Lyme Disease Association says hikers should be very aware of ticks and the dangers of lyme disease. She says all kinds of ticks have the possibility to carry the illness, not just deer ticks, and common symptoms may include head and muscle aches, fever, and a rash near the bite area. Cuddeback says ticks tend to live in long grass near forest edges, so it is a good idea to wear long clothing when going near these areas.