The Deer Tick is also responsible for at least two other illnesses besides the widely known Lyme Disease.
Lyme disease is a concern in northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, and can cause a variety of flu-like symptoms. But Char Ahrens of Oneida County Public Health says Anaplasmosis , and Ehrlichiosis and other illnesses are a concern.
Sometimes those problems are in conjunction with having Lyme Disease. Ahrens outlines the symptoms…
“…people will notice many of the signs and symptoms similar to Lyme Disease. What they may experience is fever and muscle pain and severe headaches or headaches occurring on a daily basis…”
She says you can limit your exposure by using a bug repellant like “Off”, wearing long sleeve and pants, tucking the pants into the socks and walking in the middle of a trail to avoid the highest risk of being exposed to ticks.Ahrens says if you go outside you should take a few moments and check yourself over or have someone else help you.