CDC Campaign Warning Of Tick Bites Trigger Social Media Frenzy

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If not treated, Lyme disease can produce severe arthritis or cause neurological or cardiac problems.

One the Center for Disease Control is concerned about are ticks.

Instead, Twitter users complained that the photo ruined poppy seed muffins, forever, and some gave a better comparison to ticks, like Morgan Freeman's face. The caption, however, suggested that something wasn't quite right.

But if generating buzz about tick bites was the CDC's goal all along, it's safe to say the agency does not regret the tweet.


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

Some people think that the CDC intentionally chose this freaky imagery in order to grab people's attention and get across an important message about ticks.

In the post, they stated that ticks can be the size of a poppy seed and asked the public to spot the ticks on the muffin. "Don't let a tick bite ruin your summer". At the time of this post, the CDC's first tweet received almost 1,800 retweets and 2,500 likes.

Hey we know ticks can be a teeny tiny nuisance, but if the message was to stop us from eating muffins, then mission accomplished!

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