Tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, are rising in Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama, ticks, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC
Photo via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The carefree days of outdoor summer fun are becoming more risky as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the number of tick-borne illnesses in Alabama are rising (2,451 tick-borne illness cases reported in the state between 2004 and 2016). But before you get too ticked off, we have everything you need to know to make your summer safer. Continue reading “Tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, are rising in Alabama”