(DES MOINES) The early spring has brought with it the early arrival of ticks. Dr. Ann Garvey, of the Iowa Department of Public Health, is urging Iowans to practice prevention against tick-borne lyme disease. The State gets up to 100 cases of lyme disease each year.
“Some of the common signs that we see with lyme disease are a tell, tell bulls eye rash, but there can also be more non-specific signs like fever or joint swelling,” said Dr. Garvey.
She says if you see a tick, remove it right away with tweezers and clean the site. She says don’t bother with any folk remedies.
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