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It is that time of year again when Teton County residents enjoying outdoor activities may pick up some nasty hitch-hikers:  ticks.  Teton County Public Health Response Coordinator Tammy Marshall points out that diseases often transmitted by infected ticks include tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Colorado Tick Fever.  She says the ticks in this area don’t typically carry Lyme Disease.  Marshall cautions that ticks are typically found in bushy or grassy areas.  She recommends those who will be outdoors to put some permethrin on, which is the primary repellant contained in DEET, onto themselves or their clothing.  Marshall says ticks like warm, moist areas like areas where a person typically perspires, and often hide in a person’s hair.  Marshall explains that people who do find ticks on themselves should carefully remove them in such a way that the entire insect is removed. “If you find one that is attached,” she says, “you should use a pair of tweezers and get the tweezers on the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull it straight out so that you get all the mandible parts of the mouth of the tick.”  Marshall says if someone who has been bitten by a tick develops a fever or a rash, they should see their family physician immediately.

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