Lyme disease on the rise in Ontario County

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ONTARIO COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) — Cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Ontario County.

The public health department says released a map showing the prevalence based on zip codes. 14471 and two others have had the most cases in recent years.

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Lyme disease is transmitted to people and pets by infected ticks when they bite. Health officials say you need to walk in the center of trails, use repellant, and check your skin for ticks.