Can you find the 5 ticks on this muffin?

  • Can you find the 5 ticks on this muffin?

Can you find the 5 ticks on this muffin?

The CDC shared a photograph of a muffin, saying ticks can be as small as the size of a poppy seed. Wisconsin reported 4,299 cases of Lyme disease in 2017, the highest number reported in our state to date.

While many Wisconsin residents are more than ready to take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy all the resources the state has to offer, the Department of Health Services (DHS) strongly encourages everyone to take care to avoid tick and mosquito bites.

Nearly everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, tick, or flea.

The CDC said widespread and difficult-to-control diseases from mosquito, tick and flea bites are major causes of sickness and death worldwide, and these diseases are an increasing risk in the United States.

Mosquito-related illnesses have been marked by virus epidemics, including West Nile, the most commonly transmitted in the United States, according to the CDC. The agency said the country needs to better prepare for this public health threat. Between 2004 and 2016, more than 640,000 cases of these diseases were reported, and 9 new germs spread by bites from infected mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced in the US. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that mosquito-borne illnesses are on the increase in the country.