Maybe not…. 1.Not all ticks carry bacteria in them. If the tick did not have any bacteria, it can’t make you sick. 2.If you found the tick soon after it bit you, the tick would not have enough time to make you sick.
Maybe Yes… 1.IF the tick is carrying bacteria, you may get Lyme disease 2.IF you don’t find the tick when you check for ticks and the tick stays on you for 1 or 2 days you may get Lyme disease.
What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a disease you can get from an infected tick.
What kind of symptoms? Some people may get a red rash. If you do, tell an adult right away. (even if it is in a private place on your body)
What else could happen? 1.You may get very very tired 2.You may get a fever 3.You may get achy joints 4.You may get a headache or a stiff neck
What do I do then? Make sure you tell an adult if you get any of those early symptoms. The adult will take you to the doctor If the doctor thinks you are sick from a tick, the doctor will give you medicine to help you feel better.
If my friend has Lyme disease, can I catch it from my friend?
NO! It’s usually tough to be sick, so your friend will need you to be extra kind!
YES! Dogs, cats, and horses can get Lyme Disease too!
What Can I do so my pet doesn’t get Lyme Disease? Ask your veterinarian about a vaccine Ask your vet what other things you can do to protect your pet Check your pet for ticks each time they come in If you find a tick on your pet, show an adult