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Nurse Alex Spreads Tick and Lyme Awareness by Giving ‘Tick Talks’ to Children in Local Schools

Tick populations are abundant on Cape Cod, putting residents and visitors at risk for any one of the various diseases ticks carry. Our Public Health Nursing Division’s goal is to intensify awareness about ticks; what they look like, their preferred habitats, how to perform a tick-check, and prevention strategies for avoiding bites. This information is essential for helping Cape Cod’s youngest residents take an active role in tick-borne disease prevention; for themselves, their families, and the community.

The Public Health Nursing Division offers free 30-minute educational tick & Lyme awareness presentations to Cape Cod schools and community groups that are specifically tailored to the audience and age group. Interested in learning more? Call us at (508) 375-6617.

Our new tick nurse, Nurse Alex (pictured), has been busy in local schools giving potentially lifesaving Tick Talks to elementary-aged students. The presentations are geared towards various age groups and encourage the children to engage, ask questions, and have fun while learning about Cape Cod’s tiniest and most dangerous disease vectors.

Additional Information/Resources

Personal Protection:

Tick Fact Sheet >>>

Repellent Fact Sheet >>>

The Most Effective Bug Sprays to Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks Away >>>

Preventing Tickborne Diseases Portuguese >>>

Don’t Let One Bite Change Your Life >>>

What to Do If You Find a Tick on You OR You Have Any of the Following Symptoms >>>

Pet Protection:

How to Tell If Your Dog May Have Lyme Disease >>>

Dog and Cat Tick Statistics >>>

Support Groups/Task Force:

Cape Wide Lyme Support Group >>>

Yard Protection:

How to Keep Ticks out of Your Yard >>>