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Tick-Borne Infections Rise in Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka Prefecture has reported three cases of tick-borne diseases, including two of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) and one of Japanese spotted fever, as of May 5. Active during this season, ticks pose a significant health risk, particularly in grassy and wooded areas. Associate Professor Ryosuke Fujita from Kyushu University urges the public to minimize skin exposure and use insect repellents containing DEET or icaridin when outdoors. Additionally, if bitten by a tick, seeking dermatological care is recommended to prevent complications. Fujita emphasized the increased need for vigilance in agricultural and livestock areas where ticks are prevalent. Source: Fukuoka Prefecture / NHK

Tick-Borne Infections Rise in Fukuoka Prefecture

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: May 10, 2024 / Last Updated: May 10, 2024

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