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10136
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In North Carolina there are four ticks that are likely to bite people--the Lone Star Tick, American Dog Tick, Brown Dog Tick, and the Deer Tick or Black-legged Tick. How many tick bite cases there are each year can't be determined because not all infections are reported to a physician. However, an increase is shown in the reported ones. Ticks are carriers of Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
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20291
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Although ticks and mosquitoes are sometimes overlooked as a danger by people who love the outdoors, they are health threats that can cause skin irritations and diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme. Brown Dog, Lone Star American Dog, and Black-Legged are the state's resident ticks.
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26663
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Deer ticks pose a serious danger to dogs because they carry Lyme Disease. During the warm months in North Carolina, owners are advised to thoroughly check their dog for ticks and take preventative measures.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 33 Issue 5, Sept/Oct 1986, p10-11, il
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26909
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The American dog tick carries Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and North Carolina usually leads the nation in the number of cases. Young children are most susceptible to the disease in the summer, but the disease is most dangerous to people over the age of forty. To prevent tick bites, wear insect repellent, cover bare skin, wear a hat, and tuck in your clothing.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 29 Issue 7, July 1982, p16
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7979
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Lyme disease is moving slowly from the Northeast into North Carolina. Rocky Mountain spotted fever still produces more illnesses in the state than lyme at the moment. Ticks transmit the disease, but state disease specialists have not yet identified the primary transmitter. Available evidence points to Lone Star and black-legged ticks. Both are common in the state.
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2311
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Of the 80 species of ticks in the nation, only four - Brown Dog, Lone Star American Dog, and Black-Legged - are found in the state. They are health threats that can cause skin irritations and diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme.
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2567
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First observed in 1986, ehrlichiosis, carried by the Lone Star tick, is spreading west from the Coastal Plain. Similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever, it can be fatal if left untreated.
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7900
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Ticks are common parasites that are found all across the state. There are around 800 to 900 species of ticks in the world, but only a few live in North Carolina. The American dog tick is the state's largest in size. The black-legged tick and lone star tick are also found here. They are health threats that can cause skin irritations and diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and lyme disease. Sorenson suggests ways of dealing with ticks during the summer season, such as recognizing a tick habitat and dressing for tick when outside.
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