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A Tick Bite Is More Than Just An Itch

If you love spending time outdoors, are you aware of the hazards that surround you in nature? Okay, so we look out for snakes and spiders and those that are a little more obvious to the eye, but what about the tiny creatures that you just might miss? For example, are you mindful that ticks are also at large, and quite possibly, could be latching on to you for their next meal. Here’s an article we think you should read, that highlights just how dangerous these disease spreading bugs are.

Survivor of near-fatal tick bite has a lesson for summer

On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, Jennifer Slone wants you to know that bug bites are more than just itchy. They can be deadly.  And they’re pretty easy to avoid. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that diseases from ticks and mosquitoes are on the rise. From 2004 to 2016, the number of tick-borne disease cases grew from 22,527 to 48,610, according to a CDC report.

If you think that you may have been bitten by an infected tick, then make sure you seek medical attention, even if it is just a false alarm, because identifying the potential of an infected bite early, can help with administering treatment.

Are you making sure that if you have spent time outdoors that you do a thorough check of your body for any hitch hiking ticks? Do you know how to remove a tick safely if you find one?

How to Check for Ticks

Ticks are nasty little critters that can carry diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. Unfortunately, ticks are common across the US. This article will help you locate ticks and remove them from the body.

Let’s not forget how potentially deadly these critters are. As time goes buy, the tick population is only going to increase, so they are certainly here to stay, which means we need to learn to live with them and protect ourselves.


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