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.

  After a hike in the woods make a quick check for ticks  
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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.

  • Tick Monitoring
    Learn more about how the Minnesota Department of Health Vectorborne Disease Unit is monitoring for tick species in Minnesota and how you can help.


Updated Tuesday, 21-Aug-2018 07:34:33 CDT