Date: Monday, December 8th, 2008
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
Cooler weather entices thousands of Texans outdoors to enjoy hunting, hiking, camping and other activities.
“But billions of critters that can carry disease-causing germs will be out there as well,” said Guy Moore, a wildlife biologist with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). “Outdoor activities bring a greater risk of exposure to diseases transmitted by fleas, ticks and mosquitoes and other animals.”