Macon Telegraph interviews Dr. Alan Smith of Mercer University and Liz Schmitz of Georgia Lyme. Experts Seeing Rise in Tick Population, Threat of Disease Health - http://www.macon.com/2010/06/08/1154082/experts-seeing-rise-in-tick-population.html From GA Lyme regarding the above article: "Good report, but I think they slightly misunderstood a few details. For example, the common B31 strain of bacteria seen in the deer tick HAS been found in the Lone star, too, but we may also have other strains and species playing a role here. These may not be detected because we're using only a northern isolate of the bacteria in tests. A recent Scottish study proved adding regional strains to a western blot test significantly increased its sensitivity. We need a test using regional Lyme bacteria so patients won't go untreated."