Tick season brings increased risk of lyme disease

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – With the weather warming up, area hospitals are reminding you of tick season which brings an increased risk of lyme disease.

HSHS Hospitals say it’s the most common disease spread by a bite from an insect, with 30 thousand cases reported to the CDC each year.

To prevent a tick bite, avoid wooded areas, use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and check your body for ticks.

Early signs and symptoms include fever or chills, headache, fatigue, muscle aches and a bullseye rash.

These symptoms can show up three to 30 days after a tick bite.

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