Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Texas title

This Web site is dedicated to informing Texans about tick-borne diseases. If you take appropriate preventive measures, you and your family can safely enjoy the Texas outdoors. If you contract a tick-borne disease, recognize the symptoms, and promptly seek medical assistance, these diseases can almost always be successfully treated. If you don't recognize the symptoms and seek treatment, these diseases can be serious or even fatal.

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For more information, contact your local health department, or the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Last Revision: June 02, 2000