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Public health officials offer advice to prevent tick bites

 


From Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

As Montanans look to enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer, state and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and their illnesses: Limit, repel, and inspect.

Exactly how severe the tick season will be is unpredictable.  However, each year thousands of people in the United States are bitten by ticks and become infected with a tick-borne illness.

“To avoid becoming a victim of a tick bite, people should be aware that ticks could be in the areas where they live, work an...



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