Stories tagged with: Ticks

June 9, 2015 - 4:31pm
34 weeks 4 days ago

Ticks are on the rise this season, so be cautious before spending time outdoors.

It is always important to take preventative measures against ticks, as they can carry serious and possibly fatal diseases. Matt Hemmer of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department talked to us about ways to keep you safe this season.

"Ticks are most prevalent in wooded areas and brushy areas with tall grass, so things you can do to protect yourself are to avoid those areas, if possible,...

June 26, 2014 - 3:53pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Tick season is upon us, and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to make sure you are taking the proper precautions to protect yourself.

As ticks increase in numbers in our area, so does the risk of tick-borne diseases. Epidemiologist Kristen Baker said ticks can cause 11 different diseases in the United States, the most common being Lyme Disease.

"We have seen an increase in Lyme Disease over the past several years, and they think that's due to the tick...

April 20, 2010 - 4:17pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County is seeing more animals walk through its doors with ticks.

These animals aren't just picking up ticks in the country. They can be found in the city too, and they are easy to spot on the animals.

"When they first get on the animal and in the skin, they're pretty small. Once they attach themselves to the skin, they will engorge and kind of look like a raisin, " says Executive Director, Larry Hostetler.

Ticks can be dangerous to...

April 18, 2010 - 3:31pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

It's prime season for ticks, which are known to have their greatest populations from now until August.

Ticks like to attach themselves to humans or animals to feast on their blood.

That's why the Licking County Health Department wants to remind everyone about serious tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. These illnesses can cause symptoms of fatigue and muscle pain.

It says ticks tend to be found in overgrown areas, especially bike and...

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