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(HealthDay News) -- Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is caused by the bite of an infected tick.
- Stay out of areas where ticks are likely to be, including wooded areas, tall grass, and places with lots of leaf cover.
- Use an insect repellent.
- When heading to where ticks may gather, wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt that are both light in color, so it's easier for you to spot ticks.
- Check yourself thoroughly for ticks before heading indoors. If you spot a tick, remove it carefully with tweezers.
- Be aware of any unusual symptoms, including a circular rash, tiredness, chills, fever, headache, and muscle and joint pain.
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