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Be Tick Smart This Hunting Season

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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