Content tagged with "Lyme disease"

Lyme Disease in Deer

There has never been a documented case of a human contracting Lyme disease through the handling or consumption of venison. Learn more. More

Reflections

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"Reflections" for the August 1997 Missouri Conservationist. More

Ticks

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Three species are most commonly encountered in Missouri.
Some of the most problematic animals in Missouri, ticks drink the blood of humans and other mammals. The idea of blood-sucking parasites is hideous enough, but ticks are known carriers of serious, sometimes deadly diseases. Learn more about these large mites and how to protect yourself from their bites. More

Tips for avoiding tick-borne illness

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A few simple precautions can dramatically reduce the potential for infection. More