CDC apologizes for muffin post that ‘ticked’ people off

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ATLANTA, GA  (WCMH) — A social media post about ticks left some people…well, ticked off. 

The CDC posted this photo of a poppy seed muffin last week; asking people if they could spot all five ticks hidden on the muffin.

It was meant to raise awareness about the small size of ticks, and educate people on ways to prevent tick bites.

Instead Twitter users complained that the photo ruined poppy seed muffins, forever. 

The CDC posted a tongue in cheek apology a few days later saying “Sorry we ticked some of you off.” 

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