Tick season is in full swing, and ticks can easily hitch a ride unannounced. The best course of action is prevention – treating your clothing, yard, and pets with tick repellant, and doing tick checks after being outdoors – but what do you do if you end up with a tick bite anyway?
Here is what all Lyme patients wish they had done if they saw the tick that infected them.
Have you seen this article making the rounds on social media? It’s about the Powassan Virus.
I have mixed feelings about this article.
First of all, it’s yet another that perpetuates the 24 hour myth about transmission time. A tick does not need to be attached for 24 hours before it can infect you with Lyme!