Lyme-Infested Ticks In Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

3:57 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Lyme-Infested Ticks In Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

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Interlochen Public Radio reports that vacationers heading up to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore should be on the lookout for ticks this year, as some could be infected with the Lyme parasite.
For the first time, Lyme-infested ticks have been found at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The risk is highest at North Manitou Island, where almost half of the nearly 200 black-legged ticks were infected with the Lyme parasite, according to a Michigan Department of Community Health report.