CDC apologizes after poppy seed muffin tweet with ticks goes viral

CDC apologizes after poppy seed muffin tweet with ticks goes viral

Keene resident Dr. Alexis Chesney has released a new eBook titled "Living Tick-Free: Preventing Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease".

Ticks are notorious for being small, pesky, and potential causes of Lyme disease. The book is available on Amazon.com for $2.99 and provides proven, user-friendly strategies for tick identification, tick control, tick bite prevention and tick bite management and treatment.

The centers for disease control is now apologizing for a tweet it sent out earlier this week.

Authorities warn that a decline in the tick population this year in Vermont won't last. Apply permethrin to clothing.

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Lyme disease infected ticks have been identified in 34 of Michigan's 83 counties. "If you find a tick attached to your body, promptly remove it. Monitor your health, and if you experience fever, rash, muscle or joint aches or other symptoms, consult with your medical provider".

Perform daily tick checks on yourself, children and pets.

Use tweezers to grab the tick up close to skin. Shower soon after spending time outdoors. With a steady motion, pull the tick's body away from the skin. Put clothing into the dryer for 10 minutes on high heat.

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