Reno County warns against ticks


Tick season is here.

Ticks can spread a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Protect yourself from tick bites by being aware, making sure to wear long pants and sleeves and applying EPA-approved tick repellent when outdoors.

Each year, Reno County has a few cases of tickborne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and tularemia.

Symptoms generally include fever and chills, aches and pains or rashes, and can be fatal if not treated properly.

Also, check your pets for ticks to reduce potential exposures. For more information visit


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