How do identify a tick?
If you think you may be sick from a tick bite, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible after you start to feel sick.
At your appointment it will be helpful for your healthcare provider to know:
- that you were recently bitten by a tick
- what your symptoms are
- here in Virginia (or another state) you were bitten,
- and which species it could be.
This information may help your doctor decide on the best laboratory tests needed to figure out what is making you feel sick.
For more information about symptoms of tick diseases, visit Symptoms of Tickborne Illness | Ticks | CDC.
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