Spain’s Emergency Services launch campaign on the dangers of tick bites

Spain's Emergency Services launch campaign on the dangers of tick bites Credit: Twitter @112cmadrid

Ticks can transmit more than 50 different diseases to humans, leading the Spain’s Emergency Services in the capital of Madrid to launch a campaign on the issue.

With the return of the good weather, ticks are making a comeback, putting hikers, country goers and their pets in potential danger.To prevent tick bites and their potential consequences, Spain’s Emergency Services in the Community of Madrid have launched an Emergency Services campaign with a series of tips.

“😨 It’s TICK time ⚠️

👉🏽 Watch the video. By the end of it, your whole body will itch, but you’ll have learned to avoid the company of these “friendly” creatures…

🏞 Keep your eyes open during your walks in the countryside.

#MadridProtegido
#AgentesForestalesCM
#ASEM112,” read a tweet posted by Madrid’s Emergency Services on May, 13, alongside footage of advice on how to avoid tick bites.

Credit: Twitter @112cmadrid

The video footage posted by Spain’s Emergency Services of Madrid showed Victor Martinez, a forestry agent, who gave small tidbits of advice on how to avoid tick bites such as:

  • “Don’t walk through open country fields.”
  • “Wear closed boots, long sleeved clothes and long trousers.”
  • “Light coloured clothing allows you to spot ticks.”
  • “During country walks examine your clothing and use gloves to examine your pet.”
  • “Always use tweezers to get rid of ticks.”

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Joshua Manning

Originally from the UK, Joshua is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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    • M

      16 May 2022 • 13:20

      Ticks are bad, but please also be aware as the temperature rises there is the danger of snakes and dehydration issues so be carefull.

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