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Ticks are on the rise in the Bay Area after an unusually moist winter

Original post made on Aug 9, 2023

Ticks are always something to watch out for in the Bay Area, but this year warrants some extra vigilance. Recent sweeps in Portola Valley and the greater Bay Area indicate the population of disease-carrying arachnids is on the rise.

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Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 9, 2023 at 2:09 pm

Bruce Karney is a registered user.

Here's a 1-year old article about a Lyme disease vaccine for humans that has entered clinical trials. Web Link

Posted by Vladimir G. Ivanovic
a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2023 at 2:25 pm

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I found a tick on me after a walk, within a few hours, which I carefully removed by twisting its head. My HMO doesn't recommend an antibiotic against Lyme disease until the tick has been buried for 36 hours or more.

Both my son and I habitually look for ticks at the end of grasses, but surprisingly found only two. One on me, and one on a trail. Perhaps we were too early in the season and there are more now.

Regardless, a tick hunt and a poison oak scrub-down are mandatory after every walk. It's not a big deal to do, and we're much happier as a result.

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