Public health officials offer advice to prevent tick bites
May 15, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936
Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391
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 US are bitten by ticks and become infected with a tick-borne illness.
“To avoid becoming a victim of a tick bite,...