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11:45 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Tick-Borne Diseases Warrant Concern

Lenexa, KS – Earlier this month, the Johnson County Parks Board voted to bring in sharpshooters and bow hunters, to help solve the problem of too many deer in Shawnee Mission Park. At the time, some residents raised concerns about a rising tick population as a result of the deer increase.

To find out more about ticks and tick-borne diseases, KCUR's Elana Gordon recently caught up with Dr. Himal Bajracharya, an infectious disease doctor at KU Medical Center. Dr. Bajracharya, who's originally from Nepal, says the issue of ticks is one that now hits pretty close to home.

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