Don't Let a Tick Make You Sick!
On Monday, August 20th, the New Jersey Department of Health launched its #TargetTicksNJ Awareness Campaign. The campaign includes billboards around the state, digital advertising, and a promotional social media campaign about tick prevention with the slogan, “Don’t Let a Tick Make You Sick”, and the hashtag: #TargetTicksNJ.
Lyme disease is an illness caused by bacteria that is carried by infected ticks. This infection can cause a variety of symptoms and, if left untreated, can be severe. Lyme disease is spread to people by the bite of an infected tick and is not spread from person to person. To prevent Lyme disease, it is important to avoid tick bites. Examples of prevention measures includes avoiding wooded areas with dense shrubs and leaf litter, wearing protective clothing, using insect repellents, performing tick checks, mowing lawns, dumping standing water on properties, and keeping shrubs trimmed.
Click HERE to access valuable educational materials, such as FAQs, a tickborne diseases brochure, a Tick Safety Tips video, and other resources.