Protecting your Family and Pets from Ticks

By WebMD, Special for USDR.

WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information, today announced the availability of the WebMD Flea and Tick Map (http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/flea-tick-map-tool/default.htm), a state-by-state breakdown of flea and tick prevalence, allowing consumers to access the latest updates on the severity of these pests across the country and in their backyard.

With seasonal tick activity varying widely due to climate, and with Lyme disease spreading from state to state, the WebMD Flea and Tick Map offers consumers a snapshot of how their area is affected by these parasites.

“With millions of consumers coming to WebMD each month to find information on maintaining their family and pets’ health, WebMD recognizes that pets are an important part of people’s lives and is pleased to offer the first real-time mechanism to track flea and tick prevalence,” said Dr. Michael Smith, WebMD chief medical editor. “Consumers can now use WebMD’s Flea and Tick Map to access the most useful information to protect their pets from flea- and tick-related illnesses.”

WebMD’s Flea and Tick Map uses proprietary data compiled from an aggregation of relevant topics and declared information, including WebMD Symptom Checker visits related to insect bites. This methodology enables consumers to monitor mild to severe flea and tick activity levels with real-time, geo-located analyses of localized flea and tick prevalence. Located within the WebMD “Healthy Outdoor Fun With Your Dog” editorial destination, the Flea and Tick Map and related content are reviewed by accredited veterinarians and offer pet owners a one-stop, personalized resource for pet care information.

Brought to you by Merck Animal Health, a global animal health company dedicated to the science of healthier animals, the WebMD Flea and Tick Map will track weekly severity of flea and tick activity. States that are currently experiencing the highest flea and tick activity across the U.S. include:

Highest Prevalence

Top Trending

Maine

Rhode Island

Vermont

North Dakota

New Hampshire

New Mexico

Connecticut

New Hampshire

Massachusetts

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Maine

Kansas

Nebraska

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Michigan

Connecticut

Oklahoma

Wisconsin

To learn more about the Flea and Tick Map visit,  http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/flea-tick-map-tool/default.htm.

About WebMD

WebMD Health Corp. is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health focused publications. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD.com, Medscape.com, MedicineNet.com, eMedicineHealth.com, RxList.com, Medscape Education (Medscape.org) and other WebMD owned sites and apps.

WebMD®, Medscape®, CME Circle®, Medpulse®, eMedicine®, MedicineNet®, theheart.org® and RxList® are among the trademarks of WebMD Health Corp. or its subsidiaries.

All statements contained in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including those regarding: our expectations concerning market opportunities and our ability to capitalize on them; and the benefits expected from new products or services. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are based on our current plans and expectations, and they involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future events or results to be different than those described in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those relating to: market acceptance of our products and services; relationships with customers and strategic partners; and changes in economic, political or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the healthcare, Internet and information technology industries. Further information about these matters can be found in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

SOURCE WebMD Health Corp.

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