A fast trip to the park ended in the intensive care unit for a Kentucky toddler, that contracted a infection from a tick bite. Two-year-old Jackson Oblisk, of Kentucky, has a long recovery ahead of him later being diagnosed with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. But he’s far from alone. Tick-borne diseases are on the rise over the past 30 years, stated Dr. Brian Fallon of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center. This summer, here’s how to keep your self and the children safe.