Tickborne Diseases - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Tickborne Diseases

A variety of diseases may be spread by ticks in Minnesota. The majority of tickborne diseases result from the bite of an infected blacklegged tick (also known as the deer tick). Preventing exposure to blacklegged ticks requires diligence.

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  • Diseases that can be Transmitted by Ticks
    Most tick bites do not result in disease, but it is a good idea to recognize and watch for the early symptoms of the more commonly encountered tickborne diseases in Minnesota.

  • Preventing Tickborne Disease
    Information about minimizing your risk of tickborne diseases, protecting your pets, and removing ticks.

  • Ticks
    Important information to know for prevention of tickborne disease. Learn about blacklegged ticks (also known as the deer tick or bear tick), including their life cycle, feeding habits, habitat, and population control.

  • Tickborne Disease Statistics
    Statistics for tickborne diseases in Minnesota.

  • Tickborne Disease News
    News releases, news articles, and public service announcements related to tickborne diseases and Lyme disease.

  • Tickborne Disease Materials
    Slide show, poster, brochure, and other educational materials for Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases.

  • Tickborne Disease Information for Health Professionals
    Guidelines, statistics, resources, and other clinical information for health professionals.

  • Immunization Information for International Travelers
    Mosquitoes and ticks transmit diseases to people in many parts of the world. International travelers should determine which vaccines or other disease prevention measures are appropriate for the area they plan to visit.

 

Updated Thursday, 11-May-2017 08:55:11 CDT