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Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

Don’t let bug bites ruin your family's outdoor fun.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions About Lyme Disease

Find answers to frequently asked questions about chronic Lyme disease, and information on prevention, risk assessment, testing, tick ecology, tick removal, and treatment.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

What is Lyme Disease?

Learn about the precautions you can take to dramatically reduce your chances of getting Lyme disease.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

American Lyme Disease Foundation Physician Referral Service

Use this national referral list of board-certified physicians to find a doctor trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

Encephalitis: Mayo Clinic

Encephalitis refers to brain inflammation resulting from a viral infection. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of encephalitis, and review these prevention tips.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Insect Repellent Use and Safety

Read these general guidelines before using insect repellant on children, and learn about other ways to prevent children from mosquito bites.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Is There a Tick on You?- (PDF)

Ticks are tiny insects and are not always easy to detect on the human body. Here are some tips on where to check for ticks, such as inside and behind the ears, between the toes, along the hairline, and more.

Review Date: February 28, 2012

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

It's Spring–Time to Prevent Lyme Disease

When you're outside this spring and summer, prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disease by following these tips.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Lyme Disease Prevention and Control

Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Learn how to protect yourself from tick bites, and recognize the early signs of tick-borne illness.

Review Date: February 03, 2011

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Lyme Disease: Fact or Fiction?

Test your knowledge of Lyme Disease by answering these five questions.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Stop Ticks

Spring is a time when many people spend more time outdoors, so it's important to remember how to prevent tick bites. Find simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Tick Paralysis

Tick Paralysis is caused by over 40 species of ticks worldwide, including the deer tick, dog tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, and the Lone Star tick. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent tick bites.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

Tick Removal

If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. Use these simple instructions to safely remove a tick.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases