Ticks test positive for Lyme disease in Cook County forest preserves

June 28, 2012 5:13:55 AM PDT
Our warm, dry spring could mean we'll encounter a lot of ticks this summer. And they may be carrying Lyme disease, which is transmitted by the bite of a deer tick.

Cook County health officials say ticks that have tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease have been found in some suburban forest preserves.

Anyone who is going to be outdoors is urged to use an insect repellant containing DEET. You may also want to wear clothing that protects you from ticks.