How You Can Protect Yourself Against Ticks — and Diseases They Carry

Tick-borne diseases on the upswing

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Headed outside sometime soon to soak up the sun and enjoy the outdoors? Tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, are on the rise in the United States,  according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. So it’s a good idea to protect yourself.

Ticks don’t just live in remote forests: you can pick one up simply by walking around your backyard.

How to protect yourself against these blood-sucking critters? Watch the video for some tips from Alan Taege, MD, infectious disease expert at Cleveland Clinic.

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