- Tick Bite
- Living in residence with poor sanitation
- travelers visiting affected countries
- exposure to rat fleas
- exposure to rat feces
- exposure to lice and fleas of flying squirrels.
Ticks are small, brown parasites that live in wooded areas and fields. These organisms need blood from humans or animals to survive. Ticks attach to your skin and suck your blood. They prefer warm, moist areas, inlcuding your scalp, armpits, orSource:HLCMS
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