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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tick bites/ prevention and action plan updated 2015
As many of you have heard me say time and time again, ask a question and get multiple opinions and answers. Kerry Padgett at the California Department of Public Health in Richmond California has been identifying ticks for our patients for many years. The folks over there don’t test the tick. A tick testing positive doesn’t necessarily mean that it was on long enough to transmit a disease. A tick testing negative for Lyme may be infected with the Lyme like illness that we can’t test for yet.
They are happy to tell you if it is a tick that you need to be on alert for.
You can send the tick to:
Kerry A. Padgett, Ph.D.
Supervising Public Health Biologist
California Department of Public Health
Division of Communicable Disease Control
Vector Borne Disease Section
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Richmond, CA 94804
Kerry shared the link below for all sorts of tick related info including some activities for kids.
Posted by Nurse Judy at 7:13 PM