- Indiana health officials say warmer temperatures increase tick activity,
and they encourage Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites.
The Indiana State
Department of Health said Friday that recent field sampling found adult
and immature ticks carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease in
several counties, particularly in the northern, west central, and south
central parts of the state. Maps displaying the tick infection data are
It says ticks can
also transmit other diseases including Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
says people can reduce their risk of tick bites by wearing long-sleeved
shirts and light-colored pants while in grassy or wooded areas, using
insect repellents, and conducting frequent tick checks while outdoors.