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Lyme disease prevention fact sheet for golfers
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Vector Borne Diseases. Bacterial Diseases Branch.
  • Series:
    Ticks and Lyme disease
  • Description:
    How to prevent tick bites when golfing -- How to remove a tick -- When to see your doctor -- Antibiotics are used to treat Lyme disease -- Looking ahead to recovery -- Additional information.

    Ticks can spread disease, including Lyme disease. Protect yourself:

    • Use insect repellent that contains 20 - 30% DEET.

    • Wear clothing that has been treated with permethrin.

    • Take a shower as soon as you can after coming indoors.

    • Look for ticks on your body. Ticks can hide under the armpits, behind the knees, in the hair, and in the groin.

    • Put your clothes in the dryer on high heat for 60 minutes to kill any remaining ticks.


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