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Tick Removal Mobile App

If a tick is found attached to the body, seek assistance from medical authorities for proper removal, or follow the guidelines in the Tick Removal mobile. Ticks need to be removed in a timely manner. The mobile app takes you through the does and don’ts of removing a tick.

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  • The Cooperative
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  • Red Bull
  • Mirvac

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    If a tick is found attached to the body seek assistance from medical authorities for proper remov...

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    (1) Grasp the tick’s mouthparts against the skin, using pointed tweezers.

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    (2) Pull back slowly and steadily with firm force.

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    (a) Pull in the reverse of the direction in which the mouthparts are inserted, as you would for ...

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    (b) BE PATIENT – The long, central mouthpart (called the hypostome) is inserted in the skin.

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    (c) Most ticks secrete a cement-like substance during feeding.

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    (d) It is important to continue to pull steadily until the tick can be eased out of the skin .

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    (e) DO NOT pull back sharply, as this may tear the mouthparts from the body of the tick, leaving...

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    (f) DO NOT squeeze or crush the body of the tick because this may force infective body fluids th...

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    (g) DO NOT apply substances such as petroleum jelly, finger nail polish, finger nail polish remo...

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    Save the tick for future identification should you later develop disease symptoms.

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    You may discard the tick after one month; all known tick-borne diseases will generally display sy...

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    A tick needs a blood meal from a host in order to molt (progress to the next stage of its life cy...

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    If the tick is infected with pathogenic organisms (for example, Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent o...

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    Successful transmission of pathogens requires the tick to be attached for at least several hours.

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