Tick-Borne Diseases and Lyme Cases are Growing in America

The data on these deadly diseases show year over year increases; it’s important to be aware and know that ticks are no longer restricted within the Northeast.

Lyme Disease is the #1 vector-borne disease in America, and deer ticks, who are responsible for most tick-borne disease and Lyme cases, are quickly expanding reach across the US. In fact, Hawaii is the only state without a reported case of Lyme Disease.


Did you know?

Ticks infect 6x more people with diseases than mosquitos.

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How to Save a Tick for Testing

Save your tick for testing!

If you have been bitten by a tick, sending it out for identification and laboratory testing is one of the most effective measures you can take to determine your risk of exposure to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness. If you discover a tick, promptly remove it using either fine-tipped tweezers.

Tick Removal Using Tweezers
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/removal/index.html

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