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With spring finally here, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors! This warmer weather also means that it’s a busier time of the year for ticks, which are most active from April to September. Make sure you’re protecting yourself and your family from Lyme and other tickborne diseases by preventing tick bites.
If you find a tick on yourself or your child, follow these steps to remove it:
If you develop symptoms like a fever, a rash, exhaustion, or muscle and joint aches, contact your health care provider. Tell your health care provider if you have had a tick bite or have been in an area where you may have been exposed to ticks. Lyme disease is treatable with antibiotics.
To learn more about ticks and Lyme disease, visit https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/index.html or https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/lyme/ or contact Schuyler County Public Health.