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It’s open season on ticks
  • Published Date:
    11/20/13
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 576.20 KB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Divsion of Vector Borne Diseases.
  • Description:
    Protect yourself from tickborne disease this hunting season

    Ticks feed on the blood of animals (such as rodents, rabbits, deer, and birds), but will bite humans too. Ticks live in grassy or wooded areas, or on the animals themselves. Hunting brings you in closer contact with the ticks, so take the proper safety precautions to reduce your chances of being bitten.

    • Treat your clothing and gear with permethrin before your hunt (always follow product instructions).

    • Tuck your pants into your socks or boots to prevent ticks from crawling up pant legs.

    Ticks can transmit serious and potentially fatal diseases like Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and tularemia. Many of these illnesses can be treated effectively when caught early, so see your doctor right away if you have a fever, rash or flu-like symptoms after being in tick-infested areas. Frequent tick checks increase the likelihood of finding a tick before it can transmit disease.

    • Shower after returning from the outdoors.

    • Perform daily tick checks.

    • If you see a tick, remove it immediately using tweezers.

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