Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Climate change may mean more ticks

Climate change may mean more ticks

In case a tick bites a person, it remains attached to the skin and if the insect is not removed within 24 to 36 hours, the risk of infection increases. Take action to decrease your risk of infection by wearing a tick repellent containing at least 20 percent DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or one with lemon eucalyptus. One application to trousers, socks, and shoes may be effective through several washings. Not all ticks carry the disease, but experts do anticipate the number of people impacted by the disease to go up. To kill ticks on dry clothes, put them in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes.

Tick-borne diseases - like Lyme Disease - are still much more common in other parts of the United States.

"The bite of a black-legged tick is painless", Heywoed said. After you come indoors, check your clothing for ticks and remove any ticks found immediately. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal. Sometime you may not even feel them.

Check: After you've spent time outdoors, do a head-to toe check for ticks using a hand-held or full-length mirror. These methods are not recommended and may cause the tick to burrow deeper into the skin.

Prevention is the key to reducing the chance of being bitten by a tick.

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Both state and local health officials receive reports of tick-borne illnesses every year and nationally tick-borne diseases are on the rise.

The tick that transmits the Lyme disease is known as the black-legged tick which lives particularly in forests, woodlands, and tall grasses.

The tick-borne diseases vary geographically in the state; however, increased prevalence of Lyme disease is found in northwest in and increased prevalence of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Ehrlichiosis is found in southern Indiana.

"The longer that a tick attaches to you has been shown to correlate to your likelihood of catching Lyme Disease - that's one that people worry about".

Other reported tick-borne illnesses believed to be acquired out of state include ehrlichiosis and babesiosis.

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