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5 Tips to Prevent Tick Bites and Getting Lyme Disease | Johns Hopkins Medicine

Each year, roughly 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; it is estimated that this represents a small portion of actual cases of the Disease. Methods of diagnosis and treatment have been, for the most part, inadequate at speaking to the complex needs of these patients. In this video Dr. John Aucott with the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center will share five tips to prevent tick bites and […]

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5 TIPS for HIKING with TICKS // 5 preventative measures to take before a hike & 5 things to do after

Preventing ticks when hiking is key to avoiding contracting Lyme disease. We need to learn to hike with ticks in a safe manner. Ticks are nasty insects that carry many diseases, in the northeast the biggest worry is Lyme disease carried by the blacklegged tick. There are several preventative measures you can take to limit your exposure prior to hiking, such as using permethrin, deet, and picaridin. There are also steps that you can take after hiking […]

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