'Tis the Season...This Time for Deer Ticks, the Diseases They Transmit, and How You Can Avoid Infection
The Dutchess County Department of Health has reached out to area schools to provide information to parents and their children. As well as school staff, regarding tick-borne diseases and how to minimize the risks of contracting those diseases. The most common tick-borne disease is Lyme, but there are other diseases that are spread by deer ticks carried by field mice in grassy and wooded areas, that are not uncommon in our area of the State.
The following is a link to information related to tick-borne diseases provided by the New York State Department of Health ( https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/lyme/ ). Other links to information from the Dutchess County Department of Health are: Tick-Borne Diseases All About Ticks Workbook
As always, contact your family’s personal health care provider for more information specific to your individual concerns about tick-borne diseases.