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DPHHS offers advice to prevent tick bites


April 25, 2019

Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

Ticks are out. Be sure to check yourself and animals after working and recreating outside, especially in tall grass and wooded areas.

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.

 On average, state public health officials receive an average of eight tick-borne illness reports every year, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, Colorado Tick Fever and Tickborne Relapsing Fever.

 Other reported tick-borne illnesses, believed to be acquired out of state, include Lyme disease, Ehrl...

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