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Suffolk County Tick-Bite Prevention Education Campaign

Summer is fast approaching and with increased outdoor activity during warm weather, children are particularly at risk of tick bites, which can cause tick-borne diseases.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes educational programs to reduce the risk of tick bites and tick-borne diseases.  

In order to address this issue, Suffolk County Department of Health Services is conducting a Tick Bite Prevention Education Campaign targeting school-age children at camps, summer programs, beaches and parks. This campaign is intended to inform young people about preventive measures they can take to reduce the risk of tick bites. 

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