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DPHHS Offers Advice to Prevent Tick Bites


As Montanans look to enjoy the great outdoors this spring and summer, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and their illnesses:  Limit, Repel, and Inspect.

 State public health officials receive an average of eight tick-borne illness reports every year, the most common being Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia and Colorado Tick Fever.

 “The best defense against tick-borne illnesses is by spraying your legs, ankles, pants, socks and shoes with insect repellent...

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