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Tick & Lyme Disease

KFL&A Public Health Lyme and tick-borne diseases awareness toolkit

Set up a tick-free perimeter around your home. Place mulch or gravel between wooded areas and your lawn to keep ticks away.

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Showering or bathing after you have been outside will remove ticks that have not yet attached. Do a full-body tick check at the same time.

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An unexpected fever or rash may be the first sign of Lyme disease. Call your health care provider even if you don’t remember being bitten by a tick.

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Check for ticks to prevent Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by doing a full-body tick check every day after being outside.

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Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Protect yourself after being outside with a full-body check for ticks.

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Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin on your skin and clothes to help prevent Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Follow product instructions for ticks.

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