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NPS Arrowhead National Park Service
US Department of the Interior
Office of Public Health 1201 Eye Street, NW
Room 1131
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202-513-7215
Fax: 202-371-1349
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Office of Public Health - Tick Warning
Points Of Contact
Director
(202) 513-7217
Assistant to Director for Science
(202) 513-7097
Epidemiologist
(505) 248-7806
Assistant to Director for Field Operations
(202) 513-7056
National Capitol Region
202-619-7070
Northeast Region
(215) 597-5371
Southeast Region
(404) 507-5730
Mid-West Region
(402) 661-1718
Intermountain Region
(505) 988-6040
Pacific West Region
(510) 817-1375
Alaska Region
(206) 220-4270

Ticks Occur In This Area

Ticks feed on blood and will bite humans.  The bites can be irritating and sometimes transmit diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and Tularemia.

TO AVOID TICK BITES:

  • Stay on designated pathways, avoid grassy or brushy areas.
  • Wear light colored clothing and tuck trouser cuffs in socks.
  • Check clothing and body frequently for ticks.
  • Apply insect repellent to clothing and exposed parts of the body.
  • Keep pets on a leash.  Treat with insecticide powders or sprays labeled for tick control.
  • Carefully remove attached ticks immediately.

IF YOU SHOULD BECOME ILL OR EXPERIENCE A RASH WITHIN TWO-THREE WEEKS OF YOUR VISIT TO A TICK INFESTED AREA, SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.  TELL YOUR PHYSICAN THAT YOU RECENTLY HAVE BEEN IN A TICK INFESTED AREA.

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If you have any questions, please contact your nearest Regional Point of Contact, park sanitarian or call WASO Public Health for more information.

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