Ticks and Lyme Disease

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Lyme Disease

Black-legged ticks can also carry and transmit two other diseases in 
New Hampshire: babesiosis and anaplasmosis. These three illnesses
are all preventable by avoiding being bitten by ticks.

To prevent tick bites:

·         Avoid tick-infested areas such as overgrown grass and brush and leaf litter.

·         Use insect repellent that works on ticks.

·         Wear long pants and sleeves when possible, and tuck pants into socks.

·         Do a thorough tick check after being outdoors.

·         Reduce ticks around your home by keeping grass short and removing leaf litter.

·         Monitor yourself.  If you are bitten by a tick tell your healthcare provider if you
         develop symptoms.

 

Additional Resources:
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/lyme/