May 8, 2017: DEADLY TICK SEASON

May 08, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Experts predict this could be one of the worst tick seasons in history. Now a rare and deadly tick-borne disease far worse than Lyme has been found in the Tri-State. What is it? And how can you protect yourself? We’ll tell you!

 

How Do You Remove A Tick? Check Out These Two Videos Below To Find Out.

Step-by-Step

  1. 1. Using fine-pointed tweezers, grasp the tick at the place of attachment, as close to the skin as possible.
  2. 2. Gently pull the tick straight out with steady, even pressure. Do not squeeze, twist or jerk the tick.
  3. 3. Do not touch the tick with your bare hands.
  4. 4. Wash your hands with soap & water, apply rubbing alcohol or antiseptic to bite site.
  5. 5. Place tick in a zippered plastic bag with a moist cotton ball and bring it to your local health department or private lab for testing.
  6. 6. If a rash appears, take a photo, write down any symptoms you may have and call/visit your doctor immediately.

Video Source and Creators: Kathryn Rochon, Ph.D., The University of Manitoba

TickEncounter Resource Center

Mutual of America PSEG

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

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