The main purpose of the attached passage is to ____.
Tick-borne diseases are on the rise and prevention should be on everyone’s mind, particularly during the spring, summer, and early-fall when ticks are most active. From May through July, people will get more tick bites and tick-borne diseases than any other time of year in the United States. It’s especially important to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones (including pets) from ticks during this season, as well as any time during warmer months when you’re outside.
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remind readers about the increased risk of tick bites and tick-borne illnesses in the warmer months and encourage taking precautions to avoid tick bites
compare the number of tick bites in the colder winter months with tick activity in the warmer summer months and explain that people should expect to become ill if they are bitten
describe the health effects of tick-borne illnesses and explain how to identify the symptoms of tick-related illness
inform readers about the diseases that ticks can carry and scare people into staying indoors during the warmer months
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