Ticks are bugs that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and reptiles. Deer ticks and dog ticks are found throughout Massachusetts and may spread different disease-causing germs when they bite you. Common tick-borne diseases in Massachusetts include Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis. Lyme Disease, often characterized by a rash (that may look like a bull’s-eye) and/or flu-like symptoms, is common throughout Massachusetts.
Treatment is available for tick-borne diseases. Steps can also be taken to prevent disease. Please click on the links below for more information on tick-borne diseases.
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