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Editor's Note:  This story was originally published on June 26, 2017.

Ohio has been lucky. 

A disease that’s common on the East Coast hadn’t made its way to the Buckeye State…until now.

Health experts say the ticks that carry Lyme disease have arrived.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair explores what to watch for when walking in tick country.

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 23:

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When the weather gets warm and tick season starts, most people worry about Lyme disease. But some Great Lakes states are a hot spot for another dangerous tick-borne disease -- the Powassan virus.

Powassan triggers symptoms including fever, headache and vomiting. There also can be seizures and brain swelling, and it’s potentially fatal.