Health officials warn residents about early tick season

? Health officials say tick season has started early on Long Island. The president of the Empire State Lyme Disease Association says ticks are becoming

WOODBURY - ? Health officials say tick season has started early on Long Island. The president of the Empire State Lyme Disease Association says ticks are becoming active earlier than normal and that could cause more disease.

The warm weather has also brought more Long Star ticks to Long Island.

The parasites are commonly found in the south and cause bacterial infections.

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