Hoosiers Urged to Protect Themselves Against Tick Bites

Health officials are warning residents about the heightened activity of ticks during the upcoming months and advising them to protect themselves against tick bites and tick-borne diseases.

Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are the main concerns in the area, with Lyme disease being more prevalent in the northwest region of the state.

Early detection and timely medical intervention are crucial as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can be fatal, and both diseases are treatable when caught early.