We know ticks can be dangerous to people and animals, but how does this tiny creature have the ability to spread its disease? Center for Disease Control and Prevention breaks it down to help us understand how pathogens are transmitted:
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Tick-borne diseases can be devastating — even deadly — if they are not caught at the earliest stages. Even at early-onset of infection, symptoms can be similar to other more common illnesses (like the flu), and aren’t treated properly until later.
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The American Kennel Club graphic below helps us understand the tick life cycle. With this understanding, we can know how to interrupt the cycle before ticks become a threat to people and their pets.