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Ticks more prevalent in Bay Area than previously thought
San Francisco Chronicle

Ticks, those disease-spreading little bloodsuckers, are more prevalent in Bay Area open space and redwood forests than previously thought.

A new Stanford study shows the tiny arachnids are found in more diverse habitats than suspected, and they appear to carry more strains of Lyme and Lyme-like diseases than earlier suspected. Not only that, but a single tick can be infected with more than one strain of these potentially harmful bacteria, researchers found.