cuyahoga

cleveland
department
public
health
ohio
Environment

Ticks
Although the number of tick species are in the hundreds, there are relatively few ticks that interact with mankind and domestic animals causing harm. While most ticks limit their host, others are opportunistic feeders and will feed on almost any accessible host. A tick, which feeds on a select host group, will move infective agents within that group. However, when a tick is a nonselective feeder, it can transmit disease agents from one host group to another. These nonselective ticks pose the largest threat of infection to humans.

Below are three very informative audio presentations provided by the Ohio Department of Health:


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