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 preventive 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, once the ground/leaf litter has thawed at the end of winter though a very hard frost in the fall, please do daily tick checks on yourself and your loved ones.  


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


Lyme Disease (CDC)

Global Lyme Alliance




Powassan Virus

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

CT Dept of Public Health

CT Agricultural Experiment Station Tick Information

Tick Management Booklet