Ticks (Lyme and other diseases)

It's important for you and your family to be tick free!

Ticks can spread disease. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick, but as these diseases become more common it's important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a tick and what to do if you think you could have a tick-borne disease.

Lyme disease is the most common disease spread by ticks in New York State.

Read Madison County's Lyme Disease Health Profile (PDF).

View data and results from the Community-Engaged Tick and Tickborne Disease Surveillance Project at Upstate Medical University.

Tick Testing Project by Upstate Medical University's Thangamani Lab

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Updated April 25, 2023