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Public Health Officials Offer Tips On Keeping Bugs At Bay | The Batavian

Never crush a tick with your fingers. If a tick is attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is extremely small. But to be safe, watch for signs or symptoms such as rash or fever and see a doctor if they develop. Bathing when you get inside can also help you find ticks and remove them. Additionally, you can tumble clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour to kill any remaining ticks. By following simple prevention steps, parents and kids can keep pests away so they can focus on fun outdoor activities like gardening, camping, hiking and just playing. For more information about vector-borne diseases (transmitted by mosquitos, ticks, and fleas) visit the following website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/ For information about health department services contact, Genesee County Health Department at: 344-2580, ext. 5000, or link to this visit their Web site at www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/health/index.html . Visit Facebook at Genesee County Health Department and Twitter @GeneseeCoHealthDept. Orleans County Health Department at: 589-3278 or check out their Web site at: www.orleansny.com/publichealth .
Public health officials offer tips on keeping bugs at bay | The Batavian

Health briefs for July 14 » Evansville Courier & Press

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