WJAR Channel 10 : Pre-treated clothes can repel ticks

Date: 5.19.2009

WJAR Channel 10 Health Check Reporter Barbara Morse Silva interviews Dr. Mather about the benefits of pre-treated clothes this month and throughout the summer.

[Mather said the problem is that ticks have a painless bite.

Because they're so small, we don't always see them even when we're looking for them. So, some of the research is focusing on an anti-tick vaccine.

"Maybe you would get signaled that as soon as the tick is biting you, you would start to itch shortly thereafter,"]

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