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Officials Urge Prevention Against Ticks As Outdoor Activity Season Starts

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With the arrival of spring and outdoor activity months, public health officials are reminding people to protect themselves against ticks and the illnesses they can cause.

"While tick-borne illnesses have non-specific symptoms beyond a headache and fever, they can quickly develop into serious illness" said Genni Lehnert, Umatilla County Health Department. "Often, the person may not even know a tick bite is the cause