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Johnson County Community Health Services, 723 PCA Rd, Warrensburg, MO 64093
Main Phone (660)747-6121        WIC Phone(660)747-2012
WIC and Public Health Fax (660)747-1294
Home Health and Hospice Fax (660)747-6121
 
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 It's Open Season for TICKS in Missouri! 
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 In the United States, ticks are responsible for more human disease than any other insect. Tick-borne diseases are also known as zoonotic diseases. A zoonotic disease is an infectious disease that can be transmitted between animals and humans. Ticks are very effective transmitters of disease because most ticks take blood from a large variety of small and large mammals, reptiles and even birds. In general, ticks must ingest a blood meal before they can molt and move to the next stage in their life cycle. Ticks become infected with a disease-causing agent by feeding on infected mammals or birds. For example, a tick can pick up Lyme disease from a field mouse, and later in its life transmit bacteria to a deer, dog or human.
 
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723 PCA Road, Warrensburg, MO 64093
 
(660) 747-6121
 
Main Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WIC Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
 

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