Lyme disease becoming more prevalent in Alberta

Experts say it’s because of increased precipitation during summer

Albertans normally don’t have to worry about ticks that carry Lyme disease, but it’s a different story this summer.

Alberta Health has confirmed two cases since June that may have been homegrown.

Alberta’s dry prairie climate used to keep those pests at bay, but researchers say recent moist summers have contributed to bringing new breeds of ticks.

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