ND Department of Health urges public to take precaution at tick season begins

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BISMARCK,N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Health is warning people to take precautions against ticks and the diseases they carry.

“The highest risk of tick borne disease transmission occurs between late spring and early fall,” says Laura Conquist, epidemiologist with the NDDoH.

NDDoH says using EPA registered insect repellent, more concealed clothing, and bathing or showering as soon as coming indoors make it easier to find ticks.

Symptoms of tick borne diseases may include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle aches and joint pain.