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Lyme disease alert

DO A THOROUGH BODY CHECK FOR TICKS AFTER BEING OUTDOORS.

HOW TO REMOVE A TICK:

* Using tweezers, grasp tick near the mouth parts, as close to skin as possible.

* Pull tick in a steady, upward motion away from skin

* DO NOT use kerosene, matches, or petroleum jelly to remove tick.

* Disinfect site with soap and water, rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.

* Record date and location of tick bite. If rash or flu-like symptoms appear contact your health care provider immediately.

DISEASE RISK IS REDUCED IF TICK IS REMOVED WITHIN 36 HOURS.

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