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Public health officials offer advice to prevent tick bites


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 United States are bitten by ticks and become infected with a tick-borne illness.

“To avoid becoming a victim of a tick bite, people should be aware that ticks could be in the areas where they live, work and play,” said DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan.

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