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What are your favorite outdoor activities? Protect yourself during outdoor activities
  • Published Date:
    3/27/14
  • Language:
    English
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What are your favorite outdoor activities? Protect yourself during outdoor activities
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Babesiosis prevention poster.

    What are your favorite outdoor activities?

    Outdoor activities are a great way to have fun and stay healthy, but some may put you at risk for a tick bite.

    Ticks can spread diseases, such as babesiosis, which is:

    • A flu-like illness (fever, fatigue)

    • Sometimes asymptomatic (does not cause symptoms)

    • Potentially severe and even life threatening

    • Caused by a microscopic parasite

    • Most common in the Northeast and upper Midwest

    • Most common during warmer months

    • Preventable and treatable

    Most cases of babesiosis are reported in people 60 years old and older.

    Keep enjoying your favorite activities, and follow these tips to stay safe:

    • Avoid areas where ticks are likely to be found

    • Walk or hike in the center of the trail

    • Avoid wooded or bushy trails

    • Check your entire body for ticks every day

    • Remove ticks properly and as soon as possible

    • Talk to your doctor if you feel sick in the days and weeks following a tick bite

    CDC-INFO Pub ID 221820

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