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Tick season at its peak in Minnesota

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A Mayo Clinic doctor says Minnesota has reached the peak of tick season.

This news comes after an increase in the number of diagnosed Lyme disease cases last week.

Dr. Abinash Virk said a tick must be attached for 48 hours before it can transmit Lyme disease.

Virk suggests bug spray that contains 30 to 50 percent DEET and said it's safe to use on children.

For very young children, she said bug spray should be put on the skin where they can't get it in their mouth.

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