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An contaminated blacklegged tick the scale of a poppy seed is accountable for the transmission of Lyme Illness. The tick attaches to a human or animal and injects dangerous micro organism. It could take 36 to 48 hours of attachment to turn into contaminated.
Signs of an infection embrace fever, headache, and fatigue. In 70% of circumstances, a rash formed like a bull’s eye will seem.
To stop an infection, keep away from grassy areas frequented by deer, use insect repellent with DEET, put on lengthy sleeves and pants, and verify your self day by day for ticks. Pets ought to obtain a yearly Lyme Illness vaccine and put on a tick collar. In the event you’re bitten by a tick or have signs, search medical remedy. If doable, save the tick and take it with you.
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