Letters Tick bite prevention and removal

Preventive behaviours regarding tick bites

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g231 (Published 15 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g231
  1. Rik Crutzen, senior researcher1,
  2. Desirée Beaujean, head of department guideline development and implementation2
  1. 1Maastricht University/CAPHRI, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
  2. 2RIVM, Centre for Infectious Diseases, Bilthoven, Netherlands
  1. rik.crutzen{at}maastrichtuniversity.nl

Due and colleagues provide an insightful overview of tick bite prevention and tick removal.1 However, we would like to raise three matters related to prevention.

Firstly, preventive strategies include avoidance of tick infested areas, use of protective clothing (such as wearing long sleeved shirts and long trousers), routine body checks for …

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