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Lyme Disease

Disease Information

Lyme disease is an infection caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted by the bite of deer (Ixodes scapularis) and western black-legged (Ixodes pacificus) ticks. On the Pacific Coast, the bacteria are transmitted to humans by the western black-legged tick.

Tick-borne Diseases Fact Sheet (pdf)


Disease Reporting

What is required?

Health Care Providers and Clinical Laboratories

Health care providers and clinical laboratories are required by law to report cases and suspect cases of Lyme disease to local health departments within one working day of identification.

For Local Health Departments


Data


See Also

CDC Factsheet 

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