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Tickmaggedon? Maybe not, but Lyme disease DID surge this summer

As the Lyme disease season enters its autumn phase, it appears that predictions the bacterial illness would spike this year have so far been somewhat accurate.

But Tickmaggedon it was not, at least not in the Rochester region.

Social media was abuzz this past spring with contentions that deer ticks, the tiny bugs that transmit Lyme disease, would be especially abundant in New York state fields and backyards.

Others said that wouldn’t necessarily be so.

So far this year, there have been modest to substantial increases in confirmed Lyme cases in Monroe and several surrounding counties, though the number of cases in this part of the state remains relatively small compared with other regions of New York.

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