The United Methodist Church of Emily will host a Tick-Borne Disease Education Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 3-4:30 p.m. It will be led by Gail Seeker of Essential Health, Emily Clinic. This is another in a series of Emily area community educational programs. The public is invited to this free event.

Tick-borne diseases are a problem in this area of Minnesota. While Lyme is the most common, there is local experience with several other more serious tick related diseases, especially anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Treatment is important for both humans and their pets. Tick bites may not produce immediate clear symptoms, so they bear watching closely.                     

Education and prevention are the best defense. Several steps can be taken for protection against tick bites. As a nurse practitioner, Gail Seeker has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating tick-borne diseases. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.   

The church is located across from the Emily Post Office near the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Co. Rd. 1. Questions? Contact Dan, 218-566-2220.

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