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Health Alert: Protecting Yourself During Tick Season
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 19, 2013 @ 6:30PM
Created on April 19, 2013 @ 6:04PM
April is typically the start of tick season as the ground warms up over 38 degrees. While their bites aren't usually painful, they can transmit several blood-borne diseases most notably lyme disease in humans and animals, but also rocky mountain spotted fever in southern United States, and a less common but serious infection that destroys red blood cells called babesiosis. 
In this segment, we will discuss:
  • Does every tick carry disease?
  • How can we prevent tick-borne disease?
  • If we find a tick that is attached, how should it be removed?

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