A number of tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in Arkansas. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis and tularemia are all prevalent in the state, with hundreds of cases reported each year. While treatable, they can cause chronic symptoms in many individuals. The best way to stop tick-borne diseases is to avoid contact with ticks by following these tips.
You’re most likely to encounter ticks in densely wooded areas, while fishing or camping, so it’s very important to wear proper repellent to limit your exposure to these illnesses. These resourceful parasites can easily hitch a ride on other animals, so check your pets frequently. If you have unusual symptoms such as nausea & rashes following a tick bite, you should contact your doctor.