Can you see the TIKS on this muffin? CDC places horrific photo to alert insects & # 39; can be as small as a poppy seed & # 39;
- The CDC posted photos of a muffin with poppy seeds on Facebook and then made the top of the muffin larger
- & # 39; Mark can be as small as a poppy seed, & # 39; wrote the desk, asking users if they could recognize the five ticks in the photo
- Data show that the number of tick-borne diseases increased from 48,610 cases in 2016 to 59,349 cases in 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn Americans that they are looking for ticks this summer season, even if they eat a tasty pastry.
On Wednesday, the agency shared a photo on Facebook of a muffin with poppy seeds, followed by an enlarged photo, showing that some & # 39; seeds & # 39; were actually ticks.
& # 39; Mark can be as small as a poppy seed, & # 39; subtitled the CDC. & # 39; There are 5 ticks on this photo. Can you see them? Learn how to prevent tick bites and protect yourself. & # 39;
Social media users noticed in large numbers that the photo had ruined their appetite and turned them away from muffins.
The CDC posted photos & # 39; s on Wednesday morning of a muffin with poppy seeds and then the muffin top (top)
& # 39; Well, thanks for ruining poppy seed muffins for me – forever! & # 39; a user wrote.
& # 39; Will never be able to look at a muffin with a lemon poppy seed in the same way … & # 39; another commented.
Others joked that the risk of tick exposure was greatly reduced when people ate other types of muffins.
& # 39; Increase your ability to quickly identify (identify) ticks by eating only blueberry or banana muffins! & # 39; a user wrote.
This is not the first time the CDC has been warning people about the finch season, and shared the same two photos on Twitter last May.
After many noticed they were & # 39; disgusted & # 39 ;, the agency sent out a second tweet with the text: & # 39; Sorry that we have checked some of you! & # 39;
Exposure to ticks is most common between April and September, and often occurs in grassy or wooded areas.
There are around 850 species of ticks worldwide, but only 90 can be found in the US.
Most ticks grow no longer than five millimeters, which means that about three can fit on the filling of the finger.
Health experts recommend treating clothing, shoes, and equipment with insect repellent approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, such as DEET.
& # 39; Mark can be as small as a poppy seed, & # 39; wrote the desk, asking users if they could recognize the five ticks in the photo
DEET, which stands for diethyl toluamide, is the most common active ingredient in insect repellent. The chemically blocked insect receptors were believed to be attracted by a substance found in the breath and sweat of humans.
However, recent evidence has shown that insects are actually repelled due to the odor of the chemical.
Last year, Dr. Neha Vyas, a Cleveland Clinic doctor, told DailyMail.com that two other ingredients were found in some insect repellent, picaridine and IR3535 – developed in the 1980s – that also help prevent insect bites.
The CDC recommends that you shower within two hours of taking a shower to wash unattached ticks and reduce the risk of getting diseases such as Lyme disease.
If you find a tick buried in your skin, it is easiest to remove it with tweezers with fine tips. After the check mark has been removed, clean the area with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
It takes between 36 and 48 hours after a tick has attached itself to infect the host.
Last year the CDC reported that the number of tick-borne diseases – including Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever – had risen from 48,610 cases in 2016 to 59,349 cases in 2017.
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