jueves, 19 de junio de 2014

Tick-Transmitted Diseases - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Tick-Transmitted Diseases - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Have You Heard?

  • You can help prevent tick-transmitted diseases and “fight the bite” by sharing the Minnesota Department of Health’s PSAs about the importance of using tick repellent.

Tick-Transmitted Disease News

News Releases


Newsletter Articles

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

The Minnesota Department of Health has produced a series of PSAs, featuring former KARE-11 reporter Ken Speake, to promote the use of repellents as a key prevention measure. These messages are best used from April through July.

CDC Podcasts 
A searchable listing of all podcasts available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, inclding several tick-realted podcasts. Attention: Non-MDH Link.


Image of Ticks: CDC
Blacklegged tick (deer tick) life stages next to a metric ruler. The adult ticks (two ticks at the left) are approximately 1/8 of an inch long, while the nymph (third from left) is just under 1/16 of an inch.
High Risk Areas in Minnesota 
A map that shows counties of highest Tick-borne risk in Minnesota.
Learn about blacklegged ticks (deer ticks) including their life cycle, feeding habits, habitat, and population control. Also includes information on American dog ticks, the vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Minnesota.
Preventing Tick-Transmitted Disease
Information about minimizing your risk of tick-transmitted diseases, protecting your pets, and removing ticks.
In the Woods: Spray Before you work or play poster
Tick-borne Prevention Poster: Spray Before You Work or Play

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