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Ticks (Tick Bites)

Tick facts

  • Ticks are scientifically classified as Arachnida (a classification that includes spiders). The fossil record suggests ticks have been around at least 90 million years.
  • Most tick bites do not transmit harmful microbes.
  • There are a variety of tick-borne diseases.
  • There is a wide range of symptoms that usually develop days to weeks after the tick bite. The symptoms depend on the particular microbe that is transmitted.
  • For all tick bites, local cleansing and antibiotic cream may be applied.
  • There are safe and effective methods for the removal of all types of ticks.
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Reviewed on 8/19/2016

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