Instead, they ended up unintentionally ruining some of their followers' appetites. It was meant to be educational, to warn people that tick-borne illnesses like Lyme are actually on the rise.
Now, the most contentious matter doing the rounds on the social media platform revolves around a humble poppy seed muffin. "Can you spot all 5 ticks in this photo?"
"Ticks can be the size of a poppy seed", the tweet reads.
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Some followers had a better sense of humor about the tweet. (@jayc4life) May 4, 2018I suspect there's a key-lyme joke here somewhere!
But the CDC's tick-laden muffin presented an entirely distinct problem for Twitter users, left to forever associate the delicious dots on poppyseed muffins with disease-ridden ticks.
"Sorry we ticked some of you off!"
"During and after treatment, I emphasize the importance of tick bite prevention", says Dr. Chesney.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk.