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Friday, June 30, 2017

How To Avoid Ticks And What To Do If A Tick Bites You

The bad news (for humans): It’s shaping up to be a great year for disease-bearing ticks. The good news: We can tell you how to defend your body and your yard from these pests.

Epidemiologists and other experts are warning that factors like climate change are boosting tick populations in U.S.: Warmer temperatures allow ticks to hit the road and spread farther north than they usually would, as well as to higher altitudes.

“As the climate warms, the ticks become active earlier and earlier in the season,” Richard Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies at Yale explained to a university publication.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tickborne diseases are on the rise: Every year, more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the agency, but studies suggest that the number of people diagnosed is closer to 300,000.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm 74 , to my knowledge nothing has changed as far as ticks, they are active in spring till winter . They bite , you remove , then go about your daily routine . What's all the drama about?

Anonymous said...

It's the germ free allergic to everything people disease. Same as you, been hunting, fishing and working outside for 50+ years. Been tick bit thousands of times, never got any lyme's disease. They say ticks need to be on a person and actively biting/feeding for more than 24 hours to get lyme's. Never left any on me that long.

Anonymous said...

Some readers aren't as experienced and appreciate the info.

Anonymous said...

article says " over (15-30%) DEET is not effective?

Anonymous said...

They must be too dumb to read a book, google it or ask someone.

Anonymous said...

Thanks SBYNEWS, always helpful!

Anonymous said...

Do what I do, stay out of the woods, and fields, and you don't get any.

Anonymous said...

lol.

Shadow said...

Dogs can get lymes disease as well- I know a dog that she wouldn't eat, drink, achy joints and ran a fever- just putting it out there if you come across a dog with those symptoms