Posts Tagged: lyme disease

When a tick bite is Lyme disease

The outdoors are full of ticks that bite. But how do you know when you’ve been bitten with a tick infected with Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a serious infection that looks and acts very differently than the typical discomfort of a tick bite. And it infects an estimated 300,000 people a year, according to…
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The facts about ticks

It’s that time of the year again! Warmer weather has finally arrived in Kentucky and with it comes ticks. Ticks can be found in wooded areas or spots with high grass. They sometimes can even be found in your backyard and on your pets. To help prevent tick bites, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the…
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Don’t let ticks drain the fun out of summer

Bugs can be more than just an annoyance, they can make you sick—especially ticks. Ticks typically feed on birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. The highest risk of human infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is greatest in late spring and summer. While Lyme disease, is most commonly associated with ticks, there…
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