PR: Public Health Officials Share Information on Ticks, Related Diseases

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XENIA, OH – Now that the warmer weather is finally in the forecast, Greene County Public Health officials remind you to take preventive measures against ticks. Some ticks can transmit serious and possibly fatal diseases. In Ohio, these include: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and babesiosis. These diseases can be transmitted only by the bite of an infected tick. An infected animal or person cannot pass the infection on to another animal or person. Use caution when removing ticks from pets and be sure to check yourself and loved ones after spending time in ticks’ habitats.

Press Release: Ticks 5-17-23