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Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast

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January 23, 1998
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Duke University Medical Center
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Kathryn Kirkland spent two years in the woods of North Carolina on the trail of an elusive, blood-sucking pest, dubbed Lone Star, that left rashes on the skin of its victims and anxiety in their minds. But due to her slick detective work on ticks, Kirkland has determined that people who live in the southeastern states aren't contracting Lyme Disease, as was suspected, but something else that seems to be a tamer cousin.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Kathryn Kirkland spent two years in the woods of North Carolina on the trail of an elusive, blood-sucking pest, dubbed Lone Star, that left rashes on the skin of its victims and anxiety in their minds.


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