-- Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With spring's
arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such
as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect
themselves from tick bites, an expert says.
"There aren't any vaccines for tick-borne diseases like Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, so the only way to prevent infection is to not get bitten in the first place," Dr. Christopher Ohl, a professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said in a Wake Forest news release.
Ohl, who is also the medical director of communicable diseases
for the Forsyth County, N.C. Health Department, offered the
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