Tick Alert Group Support Inc. (TAGS) is a registered, non-profit, charitable Australian organisation which disseminates information about ticks* to the general community, and gives support to individuals suffering from tick-borne disease.

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*Larval, nymphal and adult forms of the Australian Paralysis Tick (Ixodes holocyclus) are the most common cause of tick-associated allergic reactions and transmission of tick-borne infectious diseases in Australia. The adult form is also the cause of tick poisoning (tick paralysis) in animals, especially pets, and occasionally in children.