Ticks and Lyme Disease

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/

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