True or false? According to the CDC, the best way to remove a tick is sticking a hot match head to it or covering it in petroleum jelly.

 

False. “The CDC recommends not using things like a hot match head, petroleum jelly, or nail polish. Apparently, it might cause the tick to inject more of its innards.”

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Question #10

True or false? Lyme disease always causes a rash.

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