Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Tick-Bite Prevention, Education with Poppy Seeds — CDC

Tick-Bite Prevention, Education with Poppy Seeds — CDC

As you can see, the agency's official account tweeted a picture of a poppy-seed muffin - solid American breakfast fixture - crawling with camouflaged bloodsucking ticks.

Although ticks can spread multiple illnesses, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-born disease in Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The ticks carry bacteria that can cause Lyme and Anaplasmosis diseases. "Learn how to prevent tick bites".

Authorities are warning Vermonters that a decline in the tick population this year in Vermont won't last.

Apply repellent containing DEET (20-30 percent) or Picaridin on exposed skin.

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Perform daily tick checks on yourself, children and pets. With a steady motion, pull the tick's body away from the skin. Shower soon after spending time outdoors. Wash hands and bite area with soap and water.

Ticks and feals can be risky for our furry friends year round, but with summer just around the corner, pet owners may not be prepared.

Twitter users were rightly terrified by the hypothetical scenario of a delicious pastry that could also inflict a serious neurological disease, and hundreds of people promptly made their feelings known to the CDC.

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