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Ticks and your health: information about tick bite risks and prevention

Ticks and your health: Information about tick bite risks and prevention

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Public Health England

Publication date: April 2013

 

Synopsis

This factsheet provides important health advice and some basic precautions you can take to make sure you and your family avoid tick bites.

Information can be found on the following:

  1. What are ticks and where can you find them?
  2. How do you come into contact with ticks?
  3. Main health risks of ticks
  4. How to perform a tick check
  5. What to do if you have been bitten by a tick

An additional leaflet for GPs is available with more clinical advice and symptoms of Lyme disease.


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Last reviewed: 10 May 2013