Ticks can infect humans and pets with bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause serious illness. When gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors don't forget to take steps to prevent bites from ticks which include checking for ticks, showering after being outdoors and more.
About Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and is spread to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks (or deer ticks). Not all deer ticks are infected with the bacteria. Lyme disease can affect people of any age. A vaccine for Lyme disease is not currently available. Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in New York and has been reportable since 1986.
- Video - How to Properly Remove a Tick
- Video - Tick Prevention, Clothing, Repellants and More
- Press Release: How to Protect Yourself from Ticks; Common Sense Prevention & Alert Observations are Recommended
- Lyme Disease and Other Diseases Carried by Ticks
- All About Ticks - Preventing Ticks on Your Pets, Symptoms of Illness and More
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- Tickborne Diseases of the United States: A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers Third Edition, 2015
- Lyme Disease Data (2010-2016)
- ECDOH Rabies, Vector & Disease Control Program