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Ticks can spread disease when they are infected with certain bacteria, viruses or parasites.  Transmission to humans occurs through the bite of an infected tick.  People who spend time outdoors in tick-infested environments are at an increased risk of becoming infected.  Transmission usually occurs during the months of May through August, but cases have been reported during every month of the year.
 



  Photos courtesy: Jim Occi, BugPics, Bugwood.org; North Dakota Parks and Reccreation; CDC/Michael L. Levin, Ph. D.