The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has been tracking tick movement across the state, and their data shows that ticks are definitely on the move, looking for new areas to live in. For several years, they’ve tracked vector-borne diseases (e.g. diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes to humans), and ticks have been making slow, steady progress across the state. In the 1990s, there were only about 300 reported cases of tick-borne diseases, but that number has exploded to 2000+ cases in the last five years.
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