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Braintree teen’s tick study makes CDC take notice

Work could update Lyme disease prevention tips

BRAINTREE — Jacqueline Flynn knew she was on to something, when, one by one, the ticks began to die. The science sleuth had been holed up in front of a clothes dryer for hours, watching and waiting as small mesh bags full of blacklegged deer ticks whirled.

How long can ticks resist heat before perishing? she wondered.

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