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CRESTWOOD CITIZENS ASSOCIATION

WASHINGTON, DC       |       ESTABLISHED 1941

Reminder To Check For Ticks

Thu, June 14, 2018 11:20 AM | Anonymous

The Washington Post recently ran an article highlighting a rare but serious case of tick paralysis caused by an undetected tick bite on a 5-year old child. 

With many of our children going to outdoor camps and all of us generally being outside more in the summer, this is an important reminder to protect yourself from ticks and check for ticks every day.

One of the easiest way to get rid of certain ticks is to take a shower or bath every day - many times this can wash away ticks that haven't yet attached. BUT - a shower or bath won't wash away ticks that have attached. Prevention such as long sleeves and repellent is still very important. 

Please read here for more tips regarding ticks and Lyme Disease from the Association's Public Safety Team. 

And, much more information on stopping ticks can be found on the CDC's Stop Ticks page

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