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.
As surveillance for ticks and the disease-causing germs they spread improves, so does Americans' access to knowledge about where the risk of tickborne disease is greatest. New data from the CDC offers up-to-date county-level maps of where blacklegged ticks are prevalent and where they've been found infected with any of seven different pathogens.
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.
A new study by CDC researchers provides a county-level map of the presence of ticks confirmed to be carrying the bacteria that cause Lyme disease—though the distribution of ticks that are capable of carrying it is much wider.
A new CDC study finds cold-season temperature and rainfall are the two leading factors that determine climate suitability for ticks within California, deeming the state's far northern coast and the western Sierra Nevada foothills as the most likely habitat for the western blacklegged tick.