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Lyme & Tick Borne Diseases

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. These prevalent diseases are acquired when an infected tick transmits the illness to the humans and animals it bites. Lyme disease is diagnosed on symptoms, physical findings, and the exposure to infected ticks. 

Lyme & Tick Borne Diseases

Diagnosis & Treatment

Lyme disease treatment regimens vary based on age, medical history, underlying health conditions, allergies and others. It is important to consult an infectious disease specialist regarding individual patient treatment decisions.

Lyme is in "Our Neck of the Woods"

In 2015, 95% of Lyme disease cases were reported from 14 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.



Anaplasmosis is a disease caused by the bacterium spread to people by tick bites primarily from the blacklegged tick and the western blacklegged tick.



Babesiosis is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells and are spread by certain ticks. Infection is common in the Northeast during the warm months.


Borrelia miyamotoi disease

Borrelia miyamotoi disease, sometimes called hard tick relapsing fever, has been reported as the cause of human infection in the Upper Midwest, the Northeast, in places where Lyme disease occurs.



Ehrlichiosis is spread most commonly by the lone star tick and the black legged tick frequently reported from the South Eastern and South Central United States extending westward to Texas.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is most frequently reported from the Upper Midwestern and northeastern United States. It may cause acute infection but if left undiagnosed may progress to arthritis or infection of the nervous system.

Powassan virus

Powassan virus infections have been recognized in the United States and abroad. U.S., cases have been reported primarily from northeastern states and the Great Lakes region. Powassan has been rare but the number of cases of Powassan have increased in recent years.

Lyme & Tick Borne Disease Resources

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by ID Specialists in any manor.

CDC Lyme Disease Resources

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Learn more about what you can do to prevent infection, seek diagnosis and treatment.

Tick Removal & Observation

If you find a tick attached to your skin, use this method to remove the tick as soon as possible. Watch for signs of a rash or fever within several weeks of removing a tick.

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