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State reports Lyme disease cases up

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued a warning about the growing amount of Lyme disease cases being reported in the area.


The number of reported cases are on the rise in the eastern two-thirds of Becker County, southern Clearwater and Beltrami counties and all of Hubbard County, MDH reported Monday.

However, Ed Novak, physicians assistant at Dakota Clinic in Park Rapids, said Lyme disease is not as prevalent as people might think.

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