June Safety Moment: Tickborne Diseases

There are about a dozen different tick types in Minnesota. While some are mostly harmless, most carry some form of disease, including the most common – Lyme’s Disease.

What is a tickborne disease?

People can get a tickborne disease when they are bitten by a tick that is infected with a disease agent. In Minnesota, there are about a dozen different types of ticks.

What Symptoms should I watch for?

Many tickborne diseases cause similar symptoms. Initial symptoms usually show up within 2-4 weeks of being bitten by an infected blacklegged tick.
Watch for symptoms like:

  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Muscle and joint pain

Learn more: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/tickborne/tickbrochure.pdf