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2009-08-03MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Ticks

Those like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are carried through ticks, which is why experts are issuing warnings to watch out for the insect.

Doctor Dennis O-conner is an infectious disease specialist in Missouri and says if someone gets sick, it's important to tell the doctor about tick exposure.

Tick-borne diseases occur slightly more often in males.