How is Colorado tick fever prevented?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Shawn J Sethi, DO; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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For individuals who are planning to spend extended periods of time outside in endemic areas, the following precautions are appropriate:

  • Wearing long-sleeve shirts and tucking the shirt into the pants
  • Tucking the pant legs into the socks
  • Wearing light-colored clothing
  • Performing daily tick checks
  • Applying insect repellent such as DEET or permethrin [10]

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