Ticks & Lyme Disease

About Ticks

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.

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