How should I remove a tick?
Use tweezers to remove ticks. Grasp the tick close to the skin and pull upward. Do not twist or jerk the tick, which could leave the head embedded. Don’t try to burn it out or smother it with Vaseline. After removing the tick, disinfect the area and wash your hands.

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1. Who is at risk for West Nile encephalitis?
2. What are the symptoms of West Nile virus infection?
3. Why did the Health Department stop collecting dead birds?
4. What should I do if I find a dead bird?
5. How can I prevent West Nile virus infection?
6. What diseases are caused by tick bites?
7. What should I do if I have symptoms of a tick-borne disease?
8. How can I prevent tick bites?
9. How should I remove a tick?