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Overhead view of a table with various contents of a tick-collection kit neatly laid out. Items include a bottle of bug repellent spray, tall white socks, a white cloth, two white plastic tubes, a roll of masking tape, a black Sharpie marker, small plastic vials, an empty plastic zip-lock bag, a magnifying glass, a zip-lock bag with cotton balls and blue rubber gloves inside, two large nails, white string, a "tick blitz data collection sheet," a pamphlet titled "Insect Repellent Essentials: A Brief Guide," and a card titled "Life Cycle of the Blacklegged Tick."
western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus)

Where Lyme Disease is Rare, Can It Still Be Diagnosed Accurately?

A study on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding Lyme disease among physicians in California—where Lyme disease is present but less common than eastern states—shows doctors could benefit from targeted education, particularly regarding testing for Lyme disease and interpreting test results.

blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)

Crowdsourced Photos Show Expanding Ranges for Ticks

Analysis of tick photos submitted to the TickSpotters program finds three tick species that transmit Lyme and other human diseases are present in hundreds of U.S. counties where previous surveillance had not yet documented them.