A Healthier You – BEWARE TICK-BORNE DISEASES

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New Lyme Bacteria Identified

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released findings of a new Lyme bacteria found in north-central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Whether or not you’ll be spending time in those states this summer, it’s always a good reminder to protect yourself and your family, especially now that the weather is warmer.

Lyme disease is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected black-legged or deer tick. It can cause fever, headache, rash and neck pain as well as nausea and vomiting.

Take precautions with these tips:

  • Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves around wooded areas.
  • Keep long hair tied back and wear a hat.
  • Use repellents with DEET, picaridin or lemon eucalyptus oil.

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