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

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Dr. Chesney is a naturopathic physician who specializes in patients with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

On Sunday, the CDC apologized for forever ruining poppy seed muffins for some - but maintained its warning about the seriousness of tick bites.

The organization posted a photo of a poppy seed muffin on May 4, replacing some of the seeds with five, tiny ticks. The caption, however, suggested that something wasn't quite right.

Which ... fine, but now the CDC needs to put its best medical minds on the task of fixing the epidemic of poppy-seed PTSD it's created.

You can submit ticks to MDHHS for identification and possible Lyme disease testing, free of charge.

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.

The study comes amid a new report from the CDC that finds ticks and flea bites tripled in the US from 2004 to 2016.

However, this is not just any muffin.

Use tweezers to grab the tick up close to skin.

"During and after treatment, I emphasize the importance of tick bite prevention", says Dr. Chesney.

The tweet went viral with over 1,900 retweets.

The CDC did not immediately reply to INSIDER's request for comment.

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