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Be Tick Smart This Hunting Season

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With hunting season upon us the Porcupine Health Unit is reminding residents to be tick smart.

The health unit says it could take up to 36-hours for a tick carrying Lyme disease to spread the disease so it’s important to check yourself after coming inside. If you do find a tick on yourself make sure to remove it using a tick remover or tweezers.

The health unit says some way to avoid encounters with ticks is to wear long sleeved shirts and pants while outdoors.

If a tick has been attached to you for longer than 24-hours reach out to your local health care provider.

 

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