Common Summertime Illnesses-Part One


Tickborne diseases are transferred from ticks to humans through infected bites.  Ticks live year-round but are more active in the warmer months of April to September.  Ticks are found usually in grassy, woody or shrubby areas but can also be found in residential backyards.  Clothing, camping gear, and pets are all possible areas where ticks can hide and be transferred.  Signs and symptoms vary depending on the species of tick bite and disease it transmits. Common signs and symptoms are fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and/or rash. 

Common Signs & Symptoms: 


Before going outdoors: 

Before coming indoors: 

Common Diseases/Illnesses: 



Dr. Thomas J. Purgason, M.D., FACP, PA

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