Tick season is here. We had alot of rain and the weather is begining to warm. This is the perfect storm for these little spider like blood suckers. Extra precaution should be taken when walking your pets in the dog parks. You should also, dress accordingly to keep ticks from laching on to you. These little creatures pack a hell of a punch that will put you on your back. It is called lyme disease.
Lyme disease can be prevented by using tick avoidance techniques. Lyme disease is spread by the bite of an infected tick. Lyme disease is spread by a tick feeding off of an infected animal, and then biting another animal or human. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted to humans through infected deer ticks. Lyme disease is caused by the transmission of the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi which lives in infected blacklegged ticks.
Often misdiagnosed because early symptoms closely resemble the flu. Ticks can spread a number of different diseases, so the signs and symptoms can vary depending on the disease. Ticks can spread a wide variety of disease-causing organisms, including bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Ticks can carry and transmit a remarkable array of pathogens, including bacteria, spirochetes, rickettsiae, protozoa, viruses, nematodes, and toxins. Ticks can carry and transmit diseases that can be dangerous to humans and animals.
Ticks can transmit diseases to pets and humans that the ticks contract from a previous host. .