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Tick-Borne Diseases

Published February 22, 2024

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What You Need to Know

Tick-borne illness refers to any disease that is transmitted to humans or animals through the bite of an infected tick. Ticks are small arachnids that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. When a tick bites a host, it can transmit bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens into the host’s bloodstream, potentially causing illness.

Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasmosis are a few of tick-borne illnesses, and there are many others that can affect humans and animals. Prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment are essential for managing tick-borne diseases effectively.

For more information about environmental health and tick-borne disease prevention please contact:

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Health Officer/Director

James Fedorko