We are seeing an 'uptick' in tick borne viruses this year so to protect yourself from tick bites, do the following:
-Use repellent with DEET on clothing, camping gear, shoes (not on skin and not on children under 2 yrs of age).
-Wear light colored pants tucked into socks/boots when out of doors and a long sleeved shirt.
-Stay on cleared trails when hiking and out of the dunes on beaches.
-Treat your pets with tick control measures
-Check yourself and family thoroughly after outdoors activities, paying particular attention to warm, moist areas and remember ticks can be very small, the size of a poppy seed.
Click on the links below to view Fact Sheets on the respective topics. Also, you may visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at: www.mass.gov/dph or https:www.mass.gov/service-details/infectious-diseases-a-z
You may also view the Norfolk County Mosquito Control detections, surveillance & risk maps at www.mosquitoresults.com
- Lyme Disease
- Powassan Virus
- Borrelia miyamotoi
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- West Nile Virus
Visit CDC website: www.cdc.gov/zika