Stories tagged with: deer ticks

April 29, 2013 - 6:09pm
50 weeks 6 days ago

Recently the Ohio Department of Health alerted local health officials that due to state budget cuts, they will no longer be testing various insects for potential diseases.

This poses a potential prevention problem for a rural and wooded areas, such as Muskingum County, where three types of ticks can be found. Without this data, we won't know how many ticks are carrying Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Therefore you need to take the prevention into your own hands.

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January 18, 2012 - 6:45pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you may want to take a closer look at your clothing when you come inside.

Infected black-legged ticks, also called deer ticks, spread Lyme Disease to humans through their bite.  According to the Ohio Department of Health, they've been collected in 52 of Ohio's 88 counties including Muskingum, Perry, Coshocton, Noble, Morgan and Guernsey.  Ohio State University Extension Educator Mark Mechling said a growing deer population could be to...

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