Cases of Lyme Disease spike in Wisconsin
MADISON - A new report finds cases of Lyme disease in Wisconsin have nearly doubled in the past couple of years.
Bug experts say the number of ticks carrying the disease is up to about 40 percent.
"We're finding the ticks are becoming more prevalent in places we've not seen them before, especially the eastern part of the state," said UW entomologist Phil Pellitteri.
Pellitteri says most people get Lyme disease in the summer when we tend to be outside and the smallest ticks are the most active.
There was a time when Lyme Disease could be deadly, but new treatments pioneered in Wisconsin make that less likely.