https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/ticks-and-mosquitoes-may-await-the-pandemic-weary-seeking-outdoor-exercise/2020/08/07/a16c

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Pandemic-weary Americans have begun walking and hiking in recent months to get out of the house while avoiding infection with the novel coronavirus . At the same time, resource-strapped local health departments have been forced to divert money and people to covid-related activities, unwillingly creating openings for outside exercisers to get sick in other ways. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Although woods and trails provide some distance from people, they are home to other dangers — such as ticks that carry bacteria-causing Lyme disease or mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus — especially now, when bugs are proliferating. These and other insects can pass along potentially serious diseases with a single bite. Full story

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