Lyme Disease, first recognized in Lyme, Connecticut in 1975, is becoming more and more common. Having now been found in most parts of the country, the number of reported cases continues to increase each year.

Lyme Disease is caused by bacteria that can be transmitted by the bite of certain kinds of ticks. Because Lyme Disease can lead to serious complications if it goes untreated, it is important to understand the development of the disease so that preventative measures can be taken and proper treatment obtained if necessary.

There are numerous tick-borne illnesses and it is important to take steps to prevent tick bites. When ticks are active, please do daily tick checks on yourself and your loved ones.  

Articles

DPH Press Release: Take Steps to Prevent Tick Bites 
May 2, 2013

Links

Lyme Disease (CDC)

Global Lyme Alliance

Anaplasmosis

Babesiosis

Ehrlichiosis

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

CT Dept of Public Health

CT Agricultural Experiment Station Tick Information

Tick Management Booklet