Paralysis ticks

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Paralysis ticks

Prevention, Treatments, CureTo avoid coming inot contact with ticks it's best to stay away from long grass and bush areas. Check your pet every day, keep their fur short and pull ticks out quickly. Some vets recommend using chemical products to deter ticks. Pulling the tick out usually makes the victim feel better within several hours to days. If the tick is not removed, the toxin can be fatal, with reported mortality rates of 10–12 percent,usuallydue to respiratory paralysis. The tick is best removed by grasping the tick as close to the skin as possible and pulling in a firm steady manner.

Paralysis Ticks

Description The paralysis tick of Australia, Ixodes holocyclus, is one of about 75 species of Australian tick fauna and is considered the most medically important. It can cause paralysis by injecting neurotoxins into its host. It is usually found in a 20-kilometre wide band following the eastern coastline of Australia. Within this range Ixodes holocyclus is the tick most frequently encountered by humans and their pets. As this area also contains the majority of Australia's most densely populated regions, incidents of bites on people, pets and livestock are relatively common.

Paralysis ticks are only found in Australia. Around the world there are many other varieties of ticks. In third world countries ticks transmit many diseases such as tick bourne encephalitis and can cause death if not treated properly or quickly enough.

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Bibliographywww.thirdworldtraveller.comwww.wikipedia.comwww.encyclopedia.comBy Dana Vickery26/8/2013


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