Search for Ticks to Prevent DiseaseDr. Jorge Parada
Friday, May 2, 2014
Many species of ticks are well established in
the United States, and they are known to spread diseases such as
Lyme disease, Heartland virus, and Rocky Mountain spotted
As people move and spread to new areas, so do these pests. Ticks
are being seen more frequently in states like
Alaska where they used to be a rare sight.
Checking clothing and your body for ticks after spending time
outdoors is the easiest way to prevent disease. If you find a tick,
it is important to use proper
removal techniques so the bite does not become infected.