“Mayo Clinic Minute”: Tick Season Tactics


This time of year, ticks are active and abundant, especially in the Northeast or Upper Midwest. Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness, is transmitted by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick. Mayo Clinic experts say the key to preventing Lyme disease is to avoid tick bites.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology and Initial Processing Laboratories and a Consultant in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, about ticks, Lyme disease, and how to protect yourself from bites.

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her kitty, and exploring new foods.