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Dr. Brian Fallon on NY1 News

Beware of Ticks and the Diseases They Carry
July 8, 2013 - July 9, 2013

Ticks are a plague during the summer months.

"The ticks are nasty creatures," says Dr. Brian Fallon, a psychiatrist who heads Columbia University's Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Research Center. "Ticks like moist, damp, shaded areas, so they tend to hang out on the edge of the woods. They tend to hang out on paths or near by paths on the bushes, so that as you brush by the grass or the bushes, the ticks will then attach to your leg."

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