Bush ticks are mainly found in scrub-covered parts of eastern Australia, from Queensland to northern Tasmania. The adult female feeds off warm-blooded animals such as people, dogs and cats by burrowing into their skin and sucking blood for 3 to 4 days, then falling off and laying her eggs. As she feeds, her saliva-which contains a nerve poison-seeps into the skin and is absorbed. Antitoxin is available and all victims recover after treatment.
Signs and symptoms
First aid treatment
You can become ill even after the tick has been removed and for up to 8 days after leaving 'tick country'. Some people never find the tick at all. If you develop any of the symptoms listed above or become unwell for no apparent reason after being in the bush, see your doctor without delay.
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