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Tick Bites

Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that can attach to a person as he or she brushes past bushes, plants, and grass. Ticks often move to a warm, moist location, like the armpits, groin, and hair. At that point they typically attach firmly to the skin and begin to draw blood. While most ticks do not carry diseases, some ticks can carry bacteria that can cause:

  • Colorado tick fever
  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia

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Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn’t make you feel small.  At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do.  This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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