• Health & Wellness

    Learn the ABCs of Ticks with Dr. Bobbi Pritt

More areas in the United States are seeing human cases of Lyme disease. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant increase in geographic areas — as much as 320 percent in the Northeast — determined as high risk for contracting the tick-borne illness.

The Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Mayo Medical Laboratories have developed “The ABCs of Ticks" flash cards to help protect you against tick-borne diseases.

Dr. Bobbi Pritt, director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory, says the online, interactive and easy-to-use tool explains what a person needs to know about tick bite prevention, treatment and more. Dr. Pritt invited medical reporter Vivien Williams to the Bacteriology Laboratory where she explains how the flashcards work and how you, your family and your pets can stay safe from ticks.

Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. [TRT 2:41]