It’s spring and all of nature is coming alive. By all means enjoy the wonderland surounding Portlandf, but be aware. The tick population is coming alive as well.
Each year the number of Tick Borne diseases increases. The CDC with very conservative testing, estimates 300,000 new cases a year. That number can easily be 2 to 3 imrs larger than that. While the east coast and upper midwest get most of the articles on Tick Borne disease, Oregon has it’s share. A number of patients we treat at our clinic with Lyme disease were bitten right here in the gorge.
Check out our link for preventative measure and what to do if you are bitten.