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Oneida Co. health officials: Majority of ticks tested positive for Lyme-causing bacteria

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Health department officials are issuing a warning as tick season ramps up.

The Oneida County Health Department says more than 50 percent of deer ticks collected in the county have tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease.

The active periods for these ticks from stretches from March through June.

Officials say the ticks collected in Oneida County tested negative for all other pathogens.

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