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Keep Your Summer Free from Ticks

Take steps to prevent getting sick from ticks


May 19, 2022

As it gets warmer this month, Green County Public Health is reminding residents to protect themselves against ticks. Ticks are common in Wisconsin and can spread diseases such as Lyme Disease and more rarely Powassan Virus and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Lyme Disease is the most common illness spread by ticks in Wisconsin. It has spread to every county in the state over the last three decades, and doctors diagnose it in thousands of Wisconsinites each year. In 2020, over 3,075 cases of Lyme disease were reported in Wisconsin, and it’s estimated that many more cases were not reported....

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