Friday, 21 September, 2018

CDC: Tick-Bite Prevention, Education with Poppy Seeds

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Melissa Porter | 10 May, 2018, 16:44

Now, the most contentious matter doing the rounds on the social media platform revolves around a humble poppy seed muffin.

Twitter users were rightly terrified by the hypothetical scenario of a delicious pastry that could also inflict a serious neurological disease, and hundreds of people promptly made their feelings known to the CDC.

According to one study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed every year in the United States. "Can you spot all 5 ticks in this photo?"

Upon closer inspection, it seems that not all of the poppy seeds on the muffin are what they appear to be.

It seems that the objective of the CDC's tweet was to raise awareness of tick season and the dangers of tick bites.

It was meant to raise awareness about the small size of ticks, and educate people on ways to prevent tick bites.

The CDC responded by saying, "Sorry we ticked some of you off".

"During and after treatment, I emphasize the importance of tick bite prevention", says Dr. Chesney.

They also suggest investing in a repellant, particularly in warmer months when ticks are most active.

The CDC did not immediately reply to INSIDER's request for comment.