What they look like, types, diseases they scattered
Onekama is located on the west side of Michigan, approx. 10 miles north of Manistee and the southern gateway to Michigan's scenic highways M-22.
Onekama (pronounced by the locals as a comma and O-Hals-ama) is known as a summer holiday paradise for leisure activities, including camping, fishing, hiking, biking and golf.
But in recent days, the Onekama community sent a social media warning for visitors who enjoy being outside: Ticks become most active from April to September, and once again it seems "to be a bad summer ".
Ticks are increasingly becoming a state-threatening threat and shudder new health concerns, including some rare cases that have linked bitches to life-threatening red meat allergies.
Health Officials Be aware that the blood sucking parasites – which love to inhabit grassland, bushy fields and wooded areas throughout Michigan – can carry lethal diseases.
"There are over 20 known bird species in Michigan," Michigan Department of Health and Human Services warns. "Not all ticks carry diseases, but tick-related diseases occur in Michigan and can be severe or fatal if not properly diagnosed and treated."
Rafts are normally ⅛ to ¼ inch in size. They attach to your skin and become engorged on your blood. The state has published a 16-page guide on ticks and prevention of cross-borne diseases.
While ticks tend to be more abundant in counties along the Lake Michigan coast, they also live and have been seen this spring throughout the Detroit subway and many other parts of the state. Social media users share horrible stories of picking fleets by themselves – and their pets.
One of the diseases that ticks spread is the Lyme disease, and in the last two decades, the number of human Lyme disease cases in the state has been steadily increasing, rising from about 30 a year to more than 300.
Some experts believe that the estimate may be undervalued. Many cases go unreported because Lyme's disease symptoms often mimic the flu.
Allen Taylor, an Onekama resident who possesses a wide range of social roles – from the area's Portage Lake Association Facebook page administrator to sitting on township parks and recreational commission – attributes more ticks to climate change.
And, according to the CDC, there is evidence to back up:
"Tick's development and survival, their animal hosts (like deer) and the bacterium that causes Lyme disease are all heavily influenced by climatic factors, especially temperature, precipitation and humidity . "
Lethal meat allergy
Now there's a new problem: Tickbites are associated with fatal red meat allergy.
Last year, research by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases tracked rare cases of this allergy to Lone Star ticks, which got the name from a silver stain presumably shaped like Texas on the back of fema le ticks.
The Lone Star tick, which is among the state's most common ticks, is not known to transit Lyme disease, according to Michigan State University.
Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum). (Photo: epantha, Getty Images / iStockphoto)
In addition to the deadly red meat allergy, the Lone Star junction has a painful bite and can spread other diseases such as fecal paralysis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and tularemia.
Yet another of the major health problems associated with ticks is Lyme disease.
These cases are spread as the black threshing sign, also known as the deer market, migrates and transmits through the state.
In 1998, the black spot was attached in only five counties with reports in others, but in 2016 he had established himself in 25 counties and overtook the Lake Michigan coastline from Charlevoix to St. Joseph.
A test tube of black plate ticks, collected at Michigan State University's WK Kellogg Experimental Forest in Augusta, MI, October 23, 2016.
Researchers predict that the number of people suffering nationally from the Lyme disease, spread by infected ticks, could hit nearly 2 million by next year, according to the research published in the journal BMC Public Health.
The number of reported cases is now about 400,000 a year, although it can also be an under-count.
And researchers say that while treated, Lyme disease symptoms may be next to what has been called the Lyme disease after treatment or after treatment of Lyme disease syndrome, which is characterized by fatigue, pain and cognitive dysfunction. .
Tick-borne Lyme disease that explodes in Michigan
Lone star tick is the latest invader in Michigan
] Some experts have theorized ticks on the move in Michigan because they attach to birds, deer, dogs and other animals and then multiply where each female places about 2,000 eggs.
Prevention of Bitch Bite Treatment
To protect bite bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts recommend wearing light-colored protective clothing – such as hats, long pants and long sleeves – and use insect repellents such as DEET and picaridine.
Light color cladding makes it easier to stain.
Permethrin, an insecticide, kills ticks on contact, but it must not be applied directly to the skin. Boots, clothes and camping equipment can be treated with permethrin, which lasts through several washes.
Do not use repellents on babies younger than two months.
When walking, keep well-groomed trails and avoid contact with overgrown grass, brush and fallen leaves.
After being outdoors, check for ticks on your clothes and skin. Rafts can creep into body tips such as armpits, navel buttons behind the knees and hide in your hair, where they can be hard to find without looking further.
Check your dogs and other pets.
A shower can also help wash away ticks that have not attacked your skin.
Clothes can be thrown in the dryer on high heat to kill any concealers.
If you find a cross, the best way to remove it is to use tweezers. Grasp it as close to the skin as possible. Pull up with the spot, straight tap. Don't twist it or twist your head. You do not want it interrupted and remain in the skin.
Then clean the area with rubbing of alcohol, iodine or soap and water.
Never crush a cross. Instead, lower it into alcohol, place it in a sealed container or place it in a ribbon and rinse it down the toilet.
Experts say that if you are sick and have recently had a damp on your skin or have been in an area, you may have ticks, it is important to see a doctor and let the doctor know so that the disease can be diagnosed.
Taylor, who sent Onekama's tick warning, said he would rather talk about his hometown's outdoor activities. The community – both a village and a township – gets its name from an American Indian word that means "singing water".
Unfortunately, even in an outdoor paradise, people must take care of pests such as ticks.
Contact Frank Witsil: 313-222-5022 or email@example.com. Keith Matheny contributed to this report.
If you find a cross-feeding on a person or an animal, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services may attempt to identify it through a free program that allows you to send images of it from both its backside and underside on a clear or light colored surface to MDHHS-Bugs@michigan.gov. In addition, the state would like to know when and where the hat was found, whether it is alive and whether it was attached to a person or an animal.
A more definitive ID can be made by submitting a check kit available from your local health department. The field is sent in a vial for MDHHS by EZID Section, 333 S. Grand Ave., 3rd Floor, Lansing, MI 48909.
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