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Bites don’t need to tick you off again this season

Hospitals offer tips to treat, prevent Lyme disease

While not an animal and certainly not a pet, ticks are something to be wary of. This macro shot shows how well-equipped they are to latch on and obtain a meal from a host animal or person.
While not an animal and certainly not a pet, ticks are something to be wary of. This macro shot shows how well-equipped they are to latch on and obtain a meal from a host animal or person.
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Tick season is here, and as patients trickle into emergency rooms with tick bites, area health care officials are urging the public to remember one thing: 36 hours. “It needs to be on you for a minimum of 36 hours before you need to worry,” said Dr. Dean Limeri, Ellis Medicine’s medical director of primary care. When a tick attaches, it takes at least a day and a half for it to transmit any bacteria, ...


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