Sing the Tick Check SongApr 29, 2021 05:50PM ● By Dave Korba
Pennsylvania leads the country for Lyme disease cases with 476,000 reported in 2020. A state Department of Environmental Protection study found that the blacklegged (deer) tick, the carrier of Lyme disease, has been found in all 67 counties.
About 25 percent of those stricken are kids. The risk is high and prevention is low. When 1,562 elementary school children were asked if they regularly perform tick checks, only 12 percent said that they do. Enter the tick check song. Made especially for kids, this catchy song walks kids step-by-step through a proper tick check in a way that is fun and engaging.
The #TickCheckChallenge encourages people of all ages to take the challenge by getting in front of a camera and recording themselves performing their own interpretation of a proper tick check to the beat of the song.