Tick-borne illnesses beyond Lyme disease are increasing

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Before you send your kids out to play, make sure they have bug spray on.

The CDC has issued a health warning that tick-borne illnesses are on the rise. And it's not just Lyme disease.

There's also a lone star tick bite that can cause a meat allergy.

Typical symptoms for tick-borne illnesses include aches, pains, fevers, fatigue and muscle weakness.

So, before heading outside, make sure to throw on a long-sleeved shirt or pants and use tick repellent.

You can also click here to use CDC maps to see which ticks are in your area.