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Tickborne Diseases

There are a variety of tickborne diseases ticks carry that cause human disease. To reduce the chances of getting a tickborne disease, limit exposure to ticks during the warmer months (April-September) by avoiding wooded or bushy areas with high grass, and by walking in the center of trails and use insect repellant that contains 20-30% DEET on exposed skin and clothing. Conduct full body tick checks upon returning from tick-infested areas. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, so carefully examine pets and clothing. Tumble clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour to kill remaining ticks.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

24-Hour Urgent Event & Disease Reporting

1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

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Monday - Friday
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