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Volume 14, Number 2—February 2008

Effectiveness of Personal Protective Measures to Prevent Lyme Disease

Marietta Vázquez*Comments to Author , Catherine Muehlenbein*, Matthew L. Cartter†, Edward B. Hayes‡, Starr Ertel†, and Eugene D. Shapiro*
Author affiliations: *Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; †State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA;

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Table 1

Questions asked in the survey regarding risk factors and personal protective measures

Do you (your child) live in close proximity to grassy fields or heavily wooded areas?
Do you (your child) have an occupational exposure that puts you at risk for tick bites (such as working in landscaping, forestry, farming, or wild-life parks management)?
Do you (your child) engage in outdoor activities that put you at higher risk for tick bites (such as hiking, camping, gardening, hunting)?
Do you (your child) wear clothing to protect against ticks while outdoors, e.g., long pants, long-sleeved shirts, or light-colored clothing?
Do you (your child) routinely use tick repellents on the skin and/or clothing while outdoors?
Do you routinely spray acaricides against ticks on your property?
Do you (your child) routinely check for ticks on the body after being outdoors?
Do you have any pets at home?

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