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What are your favorite outdoor activities? Protect yourself during outdoor activities
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    3/27/14

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What are your favorite outdoor activities? Protect yourself during outdoor activities
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  • Alternative Title:
    Babesiosis and outdoor activities
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    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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