Massachusetts: DPH asks residents to prepare for, possibly, unusually active tick season

April showers bring May flowers– and, unfortunately, they also bring another spring crop: ticks. And this year the region is bracing for the possibility of a larger than usual influx of the dangerous pests. But why?

Katherine Perry reports.


For more information head to or call the DPH Epidemiology Hotline at 617-983-6800.

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Katherine Perry, a graduate of Duxbury High School and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has really made her mark since her arrival at WATD. She is the daughter of the owner, Ed Perry, but that doesn't stop Katherine from consistently nailing out a solid news cast. She also works as a reporter, and specializes in in-depth features.