- TickCheck Data
Our Tick Testing Data
Each tick submitted for testing contributes to the research being conducted here at TickCheck. By keeping records of all the results generated, we have been able to gain valuable insights into disease prevalence and co-infection rates. The comprehensive testing panel has been especially helpful in contributing to this research by ensuring all diseases and coinfections are accounted for when examining a tick. Our current research shows that 74% of tick tested are infected with at least one disease causing organism, 48% are co-infected with two or more, 18% carry three or more, and 9% of the ticks tested carry four or more.
Infection Visualization by Tick Species
All Ticks Tested
74% Positive for Infection
94% Positive for Infection
62% Positive for Infection
48% Positive for Infection
4+ Coinfection (9%)
3+ Coinfection (18%)
2+ Coinfection (48%)
No Co-infection (52%)
The bars below show the positive/negative prevalence ratio of selected pathogens we test for.
These pathogens were observed in ticks from the United States and Canada.
Data set includes tests performed since TickCheck's founding in 2014 and is updated in real time.
Borrelia burgdorferi (deer tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 3,018 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (western blacklegged tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 205 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (lone star tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 866 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (American dog tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 896 ticks.
Anaplasma phagocytophilum associated with anaplasmosis
Sample size of 1,785 ticks.
Babesia microti associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 1,555 ticks.
Bartonella spp. associated with bartonellosis
Sample size of 904 ticks.
Ehrlichia chaffeensis associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 812 ticks.
Rickettsia spp. associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 898 ticks.
Francisella tularensis associated with tularemia
Sample size of 1,006 ticks.
Borrelia miyamotoi associated with B. miyamotoi
Sample size of 936 ticks.
Borrelia lonestari associated with STARI
Sample size of 809 ticks.
Babesia spp. associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 479 ticks.
Mycoplasma spp. associated with Mycoplasma spp.
Sample size of 855 ticks.
Borrelia spp. associated with Borrelia spp.
Sample size of 527 ticks.
Borrelia mayonii associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 230 ticks.
Ehrlichia ewingii associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 274 ticks.
Rickettsia amblyommii associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 167 ticks.
Pathogen and co-infected tick prevalence data is © TickCheck, and is derived from our tick testing results and laboratory research.