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Elephant tick, established in the eastern part of Nebraska for the first time; | Lyme disease can follow Health



The deer tite, a known carrier of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, has established a presence for the first time in eastern Nebraska, namely in the Douglas, Sharp and Sonders districts, health authorities said. the teat of the deer, also known as the black-feathered tick, means it is possible for people to accept Lyme disease in the state if they are bitten by infected ticks. are underway to determine if the collected ticks carry the bacterium that causes Lime or other known cellular pathogens.

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Health officials in Nebraska have so far failed to confirm cases of Lyme disease that have occurred in the state. Tuesday, Tuesday, they urged healthcare providers to step up their vigilance.

Typical symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, fatigue and skin rash that forms a pattern of the eye, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lyme disease can be treated with a few weeks of antibiotics. Most people recover completely, although some may remain with joint pains that can be treated with medication. If not treated, however, the infection can spread and affect the joints, the hearing and the nervous system.

The confirmation of the presence of the tick is based on observation by the Ministry of Agriculture in Nebraska.

The inhabitants of the three districts must watch

"They must have this on the radar screen: We have another tick that appears," said Roberto Cortinas of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska. The problem is that the deer stem is very small and difficult to notice – the nymphs are dark and of a size of sesame, and the adults are slightly larger. Both can carry bacteria and both can bite people. Nymphs are usually found in the spring and must have reached their peak, Cortinas said. Adults must appear in late August and early September.

Helena ticks are usually found in wooded areas, he said, as well as those recently found in the country. People should check themselves, their family members and their pets after visiting such areas.

Those who believe that they have been exposed to ticks should also bathe.

  • Avoid high grass and shrubs
  • Wear long trousers and shirts with long sleeves in light tones
  • Wear shoes that cover the legs, not sandals
  • Tuck trousers in socks and shirts in trousers
  • Apply approved repellent, same as those used for mosquitoes
  • Now that ticks are able, Cortinas may spread but entomologists do not [19659905] Additional tick monitoring plans are being done, state health officials said.