Indiana Lyme Disease Topics and Maps

Indiana is one of the states issuing a recent tick warning.  Also, see the map below that predicts the prevalence of Lyme disease across the country and in Indiana for 2017.

 

 

Notice that Indiana is in the red, yellow and blues for Lyme Disease on the Forecasted 2017 Lyme Disease map.

 

Image Source – CAPC

 

 

Can you find the tick on the poppyseed bagel?

Notice the map of high risk states, including Indiana, on the map inset.

1 in 5 deer tick nymphs carry Lyme Disease bacteria.  75% of deer tick nymphs found biting have been attached long enough to transmit the disease.

1 in 2 deer tick adult females carry Lyme Disease bacteria.  20% of adult deer ticks found biting have been attached long enough to transmit the disease.

Image and Text Source – TERC

 

Map of One Type of Tick that Bites Humans and Transmits Disease

Other tick maps may be found at the CDC.

Comments: The highest risk of being bitten occurs during spring and summer. Dog ticks are sometimes called wood ticks.
Adult females are most likely to bite humans.

About This Map: This map is not meant to represent risks for a specific tick-borne disease, because disease transmission is influenced by multiple factors beyond mere tick presence. This map has been designed to answer the question “What ticks should I be concerned about at a regional scale?” Please consult a local public health authority or USDA Agricultural Extension Office to determine more specific information at the state, county, or municipal level. Background data for this map is from the US National Atlas.

View more maps for tick area locations.

Image and Text Source: CDC

May, 2017 is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Indiana – See Below

Proclamation from the Indiana Governor

 

 

 

Map Source – TickEncounter

 

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