City: Spread of ticks makes prevention paramount to halt Lyme, other diseases (via StamfordAdvocate)

With tick populations surging and large numbers being tested, Stamford’€™s Department of Health is warning residents to exercise an ounce of prevention to avoid Lyme and other debilitating sicknesses passed on by the bugs. To protect themselves from tick bites, residents should use an approved tick repellent and wear long pants and long sleeves when going into areas where ticks are likely to be found, the announcement said. Clinicians wishing to obtain guidance on identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tick-borne diseases may download the €œTick-borne Diseases€ mobile app developed by CDC that is available for iPhones and androids. […] patients should not wait on the results of a tick that has been submitted for testing to See their medical provider after a tick bite because they may have been bitten by more than one tick and not just the one that was submitted.

Source: StamfordAdvocate