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created Jan 24 2018

updated May 30 2019

Description

This dataset provides the results from collecting and testing adult deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, or by their scientific name Ixodes scapularis. Collection and testing take place across New York State (excluding New York City) from October to December, when adult deer ticks are most commonly seen.
Adult deer ticks are individually tested for different bacteria and parasites, which includes the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease. These data should simply be used to educate people that there is a risk of coming in contact with ticks and tick-borne diseases.
These data only provide adult tick infections at a precise location and at one point in time. Both measures, tick population density and percentage, of ticks infected with the specified bacteria or parasite can vary greatly within a very small area and within a county. These data should not be used to broadly predict disease risk for a county.
Further below on this page you can find links to tick prevention tips, a video on how to safely remove a tick, and more datasets with tick testing results. Interactive charts and maps provide an easier way to view the data.

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consumer resources, environmental health, community health and chronic disease, tick, ticks, lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, burgdorferi, miyamotoi, anaplasma, babesia, phagocytophilum, microti, borrelia, ixodes, scapularis
Row Label
recorded year
SODA2 Only
Yes
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
New York State Department of Health
Source Link
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/lyme/
Dataset Summary
Office/Division
Office of Public Health
Program Owner
Center for Community Health
Time Period
Beginning 2008
Posting Frequency
Yearly
Dataset Owner
Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
Coverage
Statewide
Granularity
County
Units
Percent ticks infected, tick population density
Notes
Notes
This is a centroid location within the county. It is used strictly for mapping purposes and does not reflect any specific place of the listed locality or county.
Disclaimers
Disclaimer
Years with no data for a specific county do not indicate no ticks were collected in that county, rather ticks collections may have been performed on private land and therefore not represented in this dataset.
Limitations
These data only provide information about tick infection and tick population density at a precise location and point in time. Both tick population density and the proportion of ticks infected with a specific pathogen can vary greatly within a very small area, and vary widely within a county. These data should not be used to broadly predict disease risk for a larger or smaller area, such as for the county or the town. These data should be used to educate that there is a risk of contact with ticks and tick-borne pathogens. Years with no data for a specific county do not indicate no ticks were collected in that county, rather ticks collections may have been performed on private land and therefore not represented in this dataset. For more information specific to your county, contact your local health department, or visit http://www.nysacho.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3713.
Dataset Information
Agency
Health, Department of
Local Data
County Filter
Yes
County_Column
County
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