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5 Tips to Prevent Tick Bites and Getting Lyme Disease | Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Published on May 8, 2017

Each year, roughly 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; it is estimated that this represents a small portion of actual cases of the Disease. Methods of diagnosis and treatment have been, for the most part, inadequate at speaking to the complex needs of these patients. In this video Dr. John Aucott with the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center will share five tips to prevent tick bites and getting Lyme Disease.

They are:

⦿ Create a tick-free zone around your house
⦿ Enjoy the outdoors safely
⦿ Protect yourself, your children, and your pets by wearing protective clothing treated with tick pesticides and treating your skin with insect repellent
⦿ Perform tick checks after coming in from the out of doors and showering
⦿ Remove ticks once found immediately by grasping them with a tweezer and pulling them off of the skin

Visit the links below to read additional information on preventing Lyme Disease, as well as what you should do after you get a tick bite.

https://www.hopkinslyme.org/lyme-educ...

What to Do After a Tick Bite - https://www.hopkinslyme.org/lyme-educ...

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