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Thank Warm Winter for More Summer Ticks
Thank Warm Winter for More Summer Ticks

After any time outdoors, you may want to check yourself, your kids and your pets for ticks. The Center for Disease Control is predicting an increase in ticks and the diseases they carry this summer because of a warmer winter.

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Fight the Bite to Prevent Spread of Serious Illnesses
Fight the Bite to Prevent Spread of Serious Illnesses

Ticks and mosquitoes are now out in force and looking for food. The meal of choice for both is blood...

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Expect Ticks to Be Bad this Year
Expect Ticks to Be Bad this Year

Ticks - they're a part of spring and summer. But experts say this year, they'll be out in force after a mild winter.

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Ticks and Mosquito season in full swing right now
Ticks and Mosquito season in full swing right now

Dr. Abelardo Moncayo, director of the Tennessee Department of Heath Vector-Borne Diseases program, said the peek months for insects like ticks and mosquitoes is now through August...

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WARNINGS CONTINUE: State of TN Says to Be Aware of Ticks
After a record-setting number of Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases in the state last year, almost 700, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents and visitors to start thinking now about prevention of tick bites.
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TN Dept. of Health Warns Residents to Beware of Ticks
Symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever usually appear two to 14 days after a bite from an infected tick. The disease often begins with sudden onset of fever and headache. Early symptoms may resemble other diseases and include nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, lack of appetite and severe headache.

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