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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,...



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