Check Yourself and Your Kids for Ticks
More and more Oklahomans are suffering the symptoms of a new kind of tick bacteria that is spreading across the country.
The newly discovered bacterium is called the 'Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness' or 'STARI'. Because of the recent period of unusually hot weather, the ticks are not getting killed off during the winter. This means the ticks are around longer and are breeding faster.
Since so little is known about STARI disease, experts say, look for a tick bite that leaves a red, bulls-eye rash.
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