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Black Legged Ticks.ppt

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									Lymes on the rise……
 “Deer tick”
Tick size is a factor
that influences
Lyme's. Hard to see
nymphs carrying
the bacteria
borrelia burgdorferi
attach and feed for
two days or more
as needed. The
bacteria is
transferred about
24 hours into the
feeding.
The Map of High Risk Area
                The map is based on
                 reported cases of Lyme’s
                 disease.
                Half of the cases of
                 Lyme’s disease are not
                 diagnosed cases.
                Not all cases of Lyme’s
                 are reported.
                Map last updated in May
                 of 2008
Other tick transmitted diseases
 Blacklegged ticks transport more than one disease that
  is harmful to humans.
 Human anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Lyme’s are most
  prevalent in Minnesota.
 These diseases are often transmitted at the same time.
 Human anaplasmosis is transmitted after 12-24 hours
  of feeding.
          Protect yourself
 Wearing “bug” repellent helps reduce risk


 Tucking in shirt, pants legs, and wearing boots


 Avoid brushy areas in May-mid July and again in
 September-October

								
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