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Preventing Tick Bites

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Tick-borne Disease

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Repellent Q

It’s Open Season on Ticks in Missouri
Tick Awareness Toolkit


The warm weather means tick season in Missouri! Use the toolkit resources above to outfit your public health department with tick-borne illness awareness materials. Ticks can transmit serious, and potentially fatal, illnesses. Many of these illnesses can be effectively treated if they are caught early.

This toolkit includes fact sheets, Facebook ads, and other useful free materials. These materials can help your community learn how to avoid tick bites, use repellent, do tick checks, recognize symptoms of tick-borne illnesses, and know when to seek care from a medical professional.

For more information contact the Office of Veterinary Public Health at 573-526-4780.