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Lyme disease is caused by a bite from an infected tick. Most, but not all, victims will develop a “bull’s eye” rash. Other signs may be non-specific and similar to flu symptoms, such as fever, lymph node swelling, headaches, or muscle aches.
You are at an increased risk if your work outdoors involves construction, landscaping, forestry, brush clearing, land surveying, farming, railroads, oil fields, utility lines, or park and wildlife management.
Here are some great tips and tricks to protect yourself:
• Wear light-colored clothing to see ticks more easily.
• Wear long sleeves and tuck pant legs into socks or boots.
• Wear high boots or closed shoes that cover your feet completely.
• Wear a hat.
• Use tick repellents (except on your face).
• Shower after work. Wash and dry your work clothes at a high temperature.
• Examine your body for ticks after work.