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.
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.
Lyme & Tick Borne Disease Resources
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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.