PPH cites Tick Lab in covering beginning of tick season

In an article about ticks returning to Maine for the season, the Portland Press Herald noted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab received 5,274 ticks from 380 towns in Maine to be tested for diseases last year, and 51.2% tested positive for at least one pathogen. The article also cited a report from the lab which notes that Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the U.S., and reported cases have been steadily increasing throughout much of the state. The Sun Journal and CentralMaine.com shared the PPH report.