Monday, May 20, 2013

Lyme positive ticks found in the Santa Monica Mountains

Recent testing of black-legged ticks collected in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in southern California has yielded Lyme-positive results. Some of these represent identification of the bacteria in new geographic locations where it has not been found before. Whether this is due to expansion and an increase in the geographic range of the disease, or due to an increase in testing is difficult to determine.

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