Following Up With A Ukrainian Musician And Smoky Mountain Firefly Magic, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, a Ukrainian musician reflects on what music means during wartime. And there’s a growing number of a certain kind of blood-sucking arachnid — and diseases that come with it. We also sit in on one of the natural wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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A Health Alert On Ticks

There are a few reasons you may be seeing more ticks. And part of that is global warming. The fact that we've been going into more natural areas. The human population is expanding. So, we're going to encounter more wildlife. Also, we've seen an increase in tick presence in general in this state and believe that more tick borne diseases are coming this way. And every year, we see higher numbers of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

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A Health Alert On Ticks And A Slain Trooper's Memorial Scholarship, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, Bill Lynch has health experts explaining what you need to know if you’re out in the woods and you find a tick latched to your body. Also, there’s a scholarship program now underway in honor of fallen West Virginia State Police Sgt. Cory Maynard.

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State Health Officer: Ticks Persist As A Concern During Fall

Despite the recent drop in temperature, West Virginians are still at risk for tick bites and tick borne illnesses. Reporter Chris Schulz sat down with state health officer Dr. Ayne Amjad to discuss tick safety and prevention.

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