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Research says white-footed mouse may be tick transmitter

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Spring has finally made it to the Capital Region, which not only means green grass and budding flowers, but it also means the return of ticks.

A new study was released which points out that the white-footed mouse is a potential transmitter.

 

The tiny mice seem to be generally uneffected by the bloodsucking parasites and the bacteria they carry. Researchers say that's what makes them such an effective transmitter of tick-borne afflictions, including lyme disease.

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