• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: 4 Ways to Avoid Ticks

July 29, 2016

a close up of a tick on a blade of grassWhether you’re camping, hiking or just playing near woods, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tick bites should be top of mind.

Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly wooded and grassy areas — some of the same places where you may be enjoying summer. A tick bite can result in mild symptoms that are treatable at home to severe infections requiring hospitalization.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, parasitic diseases expert Dr. Bobbi Pritt offers four protective measures that have proven effective in preventing tick bites. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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