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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

April 11, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID19) and new persons in recovery, bringing the total cases to 101 and in-recovery to 41.

As the weather warms up, ticks become more active. The deer tick transmits Lyme disease. Deer ticks live in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush, so it is important to use prevention measures including insect repellent when you are in such an environment, even if it is your own backyard.

Here are some prevention measures to take against ticks:

  • Keep your grass mowed around your home and near playground equipment
  • Do not brush against plants outdoors and walk in the center of paths through parks and forest preserves
  • Wear light-colored, protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts and long pants Tuck pant cuffs in socks
  • Apply insect repellent containing DEET (30 percent or less) to clothes or exposed skin (except the face)
  • Check your pets for ticks if they go outdoors
  • When checking for ticks, pay extra attention to the hair, the neck, behind the ears and the groin
  • Remove ticks with a tweezers by grabbing the head of the insect closest to the skin and pulling upward with
    slow, even pressure. Do not squeeze the tick's body. Do not twist or pull the tick quickly as the mouth parts
    could break off and remain in the skin.

For more information about ticks and tick identification, visit our Tick ID page.

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