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.4,8 SIDNEY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15,2019 .S As Montanans look' to enjoy the Commonly reported tick-borne diseases REPEL: Wear long, light-colored pants Individuals should see their healthcare outdoors this spring and summer, state in Montana include, Rocky Mountainand socks to spot ticks more easily and provider immediately if they have been and local public health officials urge spotted fever, Lyme,disease, tickborne use insect repellents. Those repellents bitten by a tick and experience symptoms. everyo/le to follow a feW simple steps to relapsing fever, tularemia and Colo'rado containing up to 30 percent DEET can be prevent tick bites and their illnesses: Limit, tick,ever, used on the skin or clothing. Repellents If a tick is found and is attached, follow repel, and inspect. In recent years, cases of Rocky with lower DEETconcentrations mightthese steps to safely remove the tick. Exactly how severe tick season will be Mountain spotted fever and tularemia need to be applied more frequently.1. Use fine-tipped, "pointy" tweezers is unpredictable. However, each year have increased in Montana. The most Repellents containing permethrin can to grasp the tick as close to the skin's thousands of people in the United States common tickborne illness acquired in be used on clothing, but not on skin. surface as possible. are bitten by ticks and become infected Montana is Rocky Mountain Spotted One application to pants, socks, and 2. Pull upward with steady, even with a tick-borne illness. Fever, with an average of six cases shoes may be effective through several pressure. Don't twist or.jerk the tick; "To avoid becoming a victim of a tick reported each year. washings, this can cause the mouth-parts to bite, people should be aware that ticks The tick that causes Lyme disease,INSPECT: Check your skin carefully break off and remain in the skin. If this could be in the areas where they live, Ixodes scapularis, has not been found in for ticks after returning from outdoor happens, remove the mouth-parts with work and play," said DPHHS Director Montana. To date, all but a single case of activities especially if you were in tweezers. If you are unable to remove Sheila Hogan. Lyme disease reported in Montana have wooded, brushy, or grassy areas, the mouth easily with clean tweezers, Officials say the best way to prevent been associated with travel to other areas Common hiding places for ticks are the leave it alone and let the skin heal. tick-borne disease is to prevent tick bites, of the United States and are not believed scalp, beard, back of the knees, armpits, 3. After removing the tick, thoroughly Public health departments in Montana to have been acquired in Montana. groin, back of the neck, and behind the clean the bite area and your hands investigate reports of tick-borne illnesses Other reported tick-borne illnesses ears. De-ticking clothing is best done by with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, every year and monitoring trends closely believed to be acquired out-of-state throwing clothes into a drier on high for or soap and water. Do no use folklore as tick-borne diseases are on the rise in include ehrlichiosis and babesiosis. All 10 minutes, even before washing, remedies such as "painting" the tick the U.S. Over the past two decades, diseases listed previously can cause The most common symptoms of tick- with nail polish or petroleum jelly or several new tickborne diseases that can serious illness, borne infections include fever and chills, using heat to make the tick detach cause illness have been identified in the aches and pains, rash, and fever of varying from the skin. These methods are not United States. Recently identified tick- Public health officials emphasize a three degrees. Although most are easily treated recommended and may cause the tick diseases in the U.S. include Heartland and step approach to prevent tick bites: with antibiotics, these diseases can to burrow deeper into the skin. Bourbon virus. LIMIT: Ticks live in wooded, brushy, or be difficult for physicians to diagnose. While these new illnesses have notgrassy areas so walk in the center of trails Early recognition and treatment of the For more information about tick-borne been reported in Montana to date, and mow your property where you and infection decreases the risk of serious illnesses, protection and detection efforts, we do receive reports of many others, your pets spend time. complications, ces this Montana gas prices have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.86/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 615 stations. Gas prices in Montana are 17.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 7.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Montana is priced at $2.69/g today while the most expensive is $3.09/g, a difference of 40.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $2.69/g while the highest is $3.09/g, a difference of 40.0 cents per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $1.99/g while the most ex- pensive is $5.65/g, a difference of $3.66/g. The national average price of gasoline has fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.85/g today. The na- tibnalav up 2.1 cents per gallon from h th o, yet stands 1.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. Historical gasoline prices and the national average going back a decade: in Montana (U.S. Average: $3.64/g) May 13, 2013: $3.42/g $3.58/g) May 13, 2012: $3.76/g $3.7a/g) May 13, 2011: $3.75/g $3.98/g) May 13, 2010: $2.96/g $2.87/g) May 13, 2009: $2.27/g $2.27/g) (U.S. Average: (U.S. Average: (U.S. Average: (U.S. Average: (U.S. Average: Neighboring areas and their current gas prices: Idaho - $3.14/g, up 5.6 cents per gallon from last week's $3.09/g. Billings - $2.78/g, down 0.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.79/g. Wyoming - $2.75/g, up 4.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.71/g. "Relief at the pump has indeed begun across the country with a majority of states seeing average prices decline ver- sus a week ago, giving solid evidence the May 13, 2018: $2.78/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g) May 13, 2017: $2.36/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g) May 13, 2016: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g) May 13, 2015: $2.42/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g) May 13, 2014: $3.37/g SPORT 4X4 MSRP $29,270 LESS REBATES & ACTION AUTO DISCOUNTS S3, 108 SALE PRICE $26, 162 #4083-B 2019 JEEP COMPASS TRAIL HAWK 4X4 MSRP $35,980 LESS REBATES & ACTION AUTO DISCOUNTS $4,902 SALE PRICE $31,058 #4079-B 2019 JEEP CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 MSRP $35,585 LESS REBATES & ACTION AUTO DISCOUNTS $4,e66 SALE PRICE S30, 669 2018 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING L MSRP $4:=,375 LESS REBATES & ACTION AUTO DISCOUNTS S8,898 SALE PRICE $33,477 #4009-B #4041-B 2019 JEEP CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 MSRP $35,940 LESS REBATES 8 ACTION AUTO DISCOUNTS $2,853 SALE PRICE $33,087 1324 2018 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED 4X4 MSRP $47,530 LESS REBATES S ACTION AUTO DISCOUNTS SS, 77O SALE PRICE $41, 760 worst is likely behind us," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "However, the potential lightning rod of a U.S./China trade deal is perhaps the only prospect that could bring a return to higher prices. For now, jtist a dozen or so states saw prices ris- ing while most moved lower, including California, but some pain may linger in Washington and Oregon where supply remains tight and prices high. We'll be watching for re- finery utilization rates to rise in this week's re- port from the Energy In- formation Administra- tion- it will be a critical data point on where and when more relief arrives. For most Americans, I think we'll slowly all join in on the falling prices and by June, the national average may stand 5-20 cents lower than today, provided there's no trade deal with the U.S. and China, whereas a trade deal could lead to a sec- ond hurrah at the pump." 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