Hospital Officials Warn of Increased Ticks
contributed….Tomah Memorial Hospital and its Warrens Walk- In Clinic are advising residents to be on the watch for outdoor ticks, including deer ticks which can transmit Lyme Disease. Warrens Walk In Clinic Nurse Practitioner Laura Miller says she has seen an increase in the number of patients with ticks and tick bites. The longer a tick remains attached to your skin the greater the risk of contracting the disease. Miller says it is not necessary to seek medical attention from a bite unless you develop symptoms including ..a rash, fever, chills, fatigue, headache, body aches, joint pain and swelling which could indicate Lyme Disease. In addition to checking yourself for possible ticks, safety precautions include clearing brush around buildings and yards, and proper use of insect repellants.
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