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The  Skudo Human is a weatherproof device that emits harmless ultrasonic pulses which are intolerable to ticks.

The device can be worn on a key ring on your belt, or around your neck whenever enjoying the outdoors.

Hikers are specifically exposed to ticks

 

Some tick associated diseases.

Tick bite fever (rickettsia) is caused by a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. This condition occurs in many areas of the world and is often known by a variety of names (see table below)

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Risk of exposure to Tick Bytes

·  Ticks do not jump, or drop from trees, but grasp passing hosts from the leaf litter, tips of grass, etc. Most ticks are probably picked up on the lower legs, and then crawl up the body seeking a place to feed.

·  Children 5-13 years of age are particularly at risk for tick bites and disease as playing outdoors has been identified as a high-risk activity.

·  Nymphal, blacklegged ticks are very small (about the size of a pinhead), difficult to spot, and are active during the late  spring and summer months when human outdoor activity is greatest.

·  Most (about 98%) tick borne disease cases are associated with the bite of the nymphal stage of the blacklegged tick.

·  Pets can bring ticks into your home, resulting in a tick bite without the person even being outdoors.

Other tick associated diseases.

Prevention is better than cure…..

Other Precautions...

When hiking, keep to the center of trails to minimize contact with adjacent vegetation.

 

Carefully inspect the entire body and remove any attached ticks. Ticks may feed anywhere on the body. Tick bites are usually painless and, consequently, most people will be unaware that they have an attached tick without a careful check.

Also, carefully inspect children and pets.

 

Wear long pants tucked into socks to make ticks easier to detect and keep them on the outside of the clothes.

 

Symptoms…..

Typical features may include the presence of a black mark where the bite occurred, and fever, severe headache and a rash. The black mark at the site of the tick bite is called an eschar (or a tache noir), and looks like a small ulcer (2-5mm in diameter) with a black centre. It may look something like a spider bite. The eschars can be single or multiple and can sometimes be very difficult to find. The eschar usually appears once the fever appears, as does the headache and malaise (general feeling of ill-health). Lymph nodes near the eschar may be enlarged

 

The Outcome of a tick byte...

African tick bite fever is usually mild, and death and serious complications are very uncommon. This is in contrast to Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which is usually a more severe illness. Complications include encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), pneumonia and damage to the brain and heart

 

Consult your doctor ….

The typical scenario would be that you had been hiking or camping in a rural or wilderness area, and were therefore in contact with ticks. About a week later, you would have experienced a severe headache, fever and generally felt poorly

 

As with most illness, some common-sense is required, but if you are in any doubt and you are feeling unwell, it would be best to consult your doctor.

 

Like any product on the market Skudo can not be guaranteed to provide 100% protection. Check yourself regularly, regardless of which product you use.

- Safe for all humans

- Lasts up to one whole year

- Non Toxic

- Scientifically tested & Efficient

- Convenient

- Environmentally friendly no chemicals or odors

- Parasites cannot build a resistance to its ultrasonic sounds.

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Infection

Organism

Location

Other names

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

R. Ricketsii

USA

Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), pneumonia and damage to the brain and heart, fatal in some cases.

Boutonneuse (African Tick Bite Fever)

R. Conorii

Africa, Mediterranean, India

African tick bite fever is usually mild, and death and serious complications are very uncommon.

Queensland tick typhus

R. Australis

Australia

 It is similar to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever but is not as severe.  Symptoms including headache, fever, sore lymph nodes and flu like symptoms

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)

Hyalomma

Africa, Europe and Asia

The mortality rate from CCHF is approximately 30%, with death occurring in the second week of illness,