Species Carried by
How is it transmitted?
Transmitted to animals and humans through a bite of the infected tick ( vector)
Harm to humans if not treated
Life threatening disorders affecting heart, lung, and nervous system
Antibiotics most commonly used are amoxicillin and doxycyline for humans and dogs.
Ways to Prevent
- Give flea and tick preventative
- Keep away from tall grass and wooded area
- Avoid woods and tall grass
- Cover all skin
- Check for ticks
- Use insect repellent 20% deet