CDC 'Ticks' Off Twitter With Photo Of Poppyseed Muffin With Ticks

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Twitter may be the home to some of the world's most controversial conversations, but baked goods seldom make the headlines.

Many claimed that they could never eat a poppy seed muffin again.

A social media post by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about ticks has some people gagging over the sight of poppy seed muffins.

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It was meant to raise awareness about just how small they are and to educate people on prevention.

As a recent tweet from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) illustrated, they can be easy to miss, and look nearly identical to poppy seeds - especially when they're strategically placed on top of a poppy seed muffin. "Can you spot all 5 ticks in this photo?"

Fleas and ticks can spread serious illnesses to dogs and cats, including Lyme disease, which can be fatal to our four-legged friends. Experts also advised that checking yourself or having someone else check you for ticks can also be key to preventing Lyme Disease.

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They also suggest investing in a repellant, particularly in warmer months when ticks are most active.

Summer is just around the corner and a new study suggest pet owners are not prepared for the dangers of fleas and ticks.

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