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Tick bites

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Another pest to look out for is the tick. Dr. James Bush offers his strategies on avoiding lyme disease.   

Lyme disease is passed on by the black-legged tick and is not common in our area.

When enjoying the outdoors, walk in short grass if possible. Tick bites are generally painless so you may not even notice the bite.  

Remove a tick by using a small pair of tweezers and getting them as close to the skin as possible.

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  • James A. Bush, M.D.

    James A. Bush, M.D.

    Colonial Heights Medical Center
    3512 Boulevard
    Colonial Heights VA 23834
    (804) 520-1110
    Hopewell Medical Center
    815 W. Poythress St. 
    Hopewell VA 23860
    (804) 458-8557
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