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MARYVILLE, MO (2009-08-03) Swine Flu has gotten most of the headlines this summer, but other diseases still exist this season.
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.
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