This story might tick you off. The number of cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Alabama nearly doubled from 2015 to 2016.  Since Memorial Day right around the corner and many people are preparing to get outside, the Alabama Department of Public Health wants to warn people to be on the lookout for ticks. Most kids don’t get to play with goats every day at school. But at the Country Day

School in Huntsville being outdoors is part of the curriculum, and part of that is being safe. “We’re always thinking what can we do to ensure that our kids learn, but at the same time they are safe and don’t get injured,” explained Charles Austin, a middle school teacher at Country Day School. That means this time of year, it’s time to talk about ticks.  READ MORE