Your health, climate change, and infectious disease
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- Avoid exposure in areas with low-level shrubbery and edges of woods.
- Dress appropriately: Cover skin with long pants, high socks, and closed-toed shoes; light-colored clothing makes ticks easier to find. Use insect repellent with DEET/permethrin for exposed areas.
- Conduct tick checks: Search clothing and body carefully including behind the knees; between fingers and toes, underarms and groin; belly button; in/behind ears; neck; hairline, and the top of the head
- Wash hands often to prevent spread of contagious disease
- Be aware of pesticide spraying and chemical exposures in your community during outbreaks
- Seek medical attention if you develop symptoms such as fevers, rashes, joint pains, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc.