Prevention of babesiosis includes:
- Avoid wooded areas where deer ticks live.
- Wear long sleeve shirts and pants, and a hat.
- Wear insect repellent clothing.
- Use tick repellents on clothing and exposed skin.
- Tick repellents that contain DEET
- Tick repellents that contain permethrin
- Check your skin and clothing for ticks after being outdoors.
- Shower after going into the woods.
- See your doctor within 4 hours if you are unable to completely remove a tick from the skin.
- Treat pets for fleas and ticks.
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