So you found a tick. You're anxious about Lyme disease. Now what?

It is also spreading into new areas, including Mid-Michigan. Not all people with Lyme disease report a rash.

In 2017, there were more than 300 human cases of Lyme disease reported, and approximately two out of three cases reported exposure in MI.

As you can see, the agency's official account tweeted a picture of a poppy-seed muffin - solid American breakfast fixture - crawling with camouflaged bloodsucking ticks.

Contact your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms.

"Can you spot all five ticks in this photo?" Next, you'll need to identify what kind of tick you're dealing with.

The American Embassy has moved to Twitter
Every evening at 1830 UTC, DW editors send out a selection of the day's hard news and quality feature journalism. Trump's announcement was largely met with applause inside Israel but otherwise drew global consternation.


Walk in the center of trails to avoid contact with overgrown grass, brush and leaf litter at trail edges.

Spring also brings in beauty and fun-but also, outdoor annoyances. If you are one of the unlucky ones to find a tick on your body - check it's not just a poppy seed - the NHS suggests using fine-tipped tweezers to pull it off of your skin.

Treat clothes (especially trousers, socks and shoes) with permethrin, which kills ticks on contact or buy clothes that are pre-treated.

Perform daily tick checks on yourself, children and pets. Put clothing into the dryer for 10 minutes on high heat.

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