- Tickborne Disease Cases* in Alabama by Year
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You can lower your risk of getting a tickborne disease while outdoors by: 1. Avoiding wooded and brushy areas where ticks tend to live 2. Walking in the center of trails 3. Using repellant that contains at least 20% DEET, picaridin, or IR2525 on exposed skin 4. Treating clothes with 0.5% permethrin 5. Finding and removing ticks from your body and clothing within 2 hours of coming indoorsTo safely remove a tick attached to your skin: 1. Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's sur...
Early symptoms of tickborne diseases can be variable, but often include fever, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, and/or rash.1 An expanding, circular rash known as erythema migrans (EM) develops in most people infected with Lyme disease 3 to 30 days after being bitten by a tick.1,2Irritation and allergic reactions may also occur with tick bites. Although these sometimes look like EM rashes, they have some key differences: they typically appear within 2 days of the tick bite and are often itch...
If you think you may have a tickborne disease, see your doctor immediately. He or she will evaluate your symptoms, exposure history, and test results to determine the best treatment course for you. Most tickborne diseases are easily treated with antibiotics, and early treatment can help you avoid serious complications.1
Table: 1988-2017Maps: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007*Include cases reported to Public Health that met CDC’s case definitions. Case counts and maps are based on residence and do not necessarily show where disease was acquired. 2017 case counts will be available June 2018.
1. CDC: Symptoms of Tickborne Illness2. CDC: Lyme Disease Signs and Symptoms3. CDC: Lyme Disease Rashes and Rash Look-alikes4. CDC: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Information for Healthcare Providers5. CDC: Tickborne Diseases, Lyme
1. Tickborne Flyer 2. CDC Tick Removal 3. CDC Preventing Tick Bites 4. Tick Facts for Hunters 5. CDC Information on Rocky Mountain spotted fever 6. CDC Information on Ehrlichiosis 7. CDC Information on Lyme Disease 8. CDC Information on Southern Tick-associated Rash Illness (STARI) 9. ACES Tickborne Disease Flyer
To report a patient with a tickborne disease, please complete the Communicable Disease REPORT Card.For CDC guidance on Lyme disease testing, see the Two-Tier Testing Decision Tree.CDC: Tickborne Diseases of the United States: A Reference Manual for Healthcare Providers (6.8 MB)For more indepth education, see the CDC's Tookit for Healthcare Providers. The toolkit provides the following helpful elements: 1. RMSF Training Video 2. RMSF Physician Pocket Card 3. Clinical Timeline in English and Sp...
1 day ago · Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease spread by ticks. It typically begins with a fever and headache , which is followed a few days later with the development of a rash .  The rash is generally made up of small spots of bleeding and starts on the wrists and ankles. 
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March 2017 Statewide Temperature Ranks 1. The average contiguous U.S. temperature during March was 46.2°F, 4.7°F above the 20th century average, and ranked as the ninth warmest on record. 2. Most of the West, Great Plains and parts of the Midwest and Southeast were warmer than average. Thirteen states were much warmer than average, with Colorado and New Mexico being record warm. The Colorado statewide average temperature was 42.5°F, 8.8°F above average, while the New Mexico temperature was 51...
1. The March precipitation total was 2.56 inches, 0.05 inch above the 20th century average, and ranked near the middle of the 123-year period of record. 2. Locations from the Northwest through the Northern Rockies, Central Plains and Midwest were wetter than average, with Idaho, Oregon and Washington having much-above-average precipitation. The above-average precipitation in the Plains and Midwest was accompanied by severe weather outbreaks including damaging tornadoes. Abundant snowfall ear...
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These regional summaries were provided by the six Regional Climate Centers and reflect conditions in their respective regions. These six regions differ spatially from the nine climatic regions of the National Centers for Environmental Information. 1. Northeast 2. Midwest 3. Southeast 4. High Plains 5. Southern 6. Western 1. Northeast Region: (Information provided by the Northeast Regional Climate Center) 2. For ten consecutive months the Northeast averaged out to be warmer than normal, but Ma...
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