- 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 75% of tick tested are infected with at least one disease causing organism, 49% are co-infected with two or more, 19% carry three or more, and 9% of the ticks tested carry four or more.
Infection Visualization by Tick Species
All Ticks Tested
75% Positive for Infection
93% Positive for Infection
63% Positive for Infection
48% Positive for Infection
4+ Coinfection (9%)
3+ Coinfection (19%)
2+ Coinfection (49%)
No Co-infection (51%)
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 3,315 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (western blacklegged tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 282 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (lone star tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 906 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (American dog tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 904 ticks.
Anaplasma phagocytophilum associated with anaplasmosis
Sample size of 2,186 ticks.
Babesia microti associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 1,932 ticks.
Bartonella spp. associated with bartonellosis
Sample size of 1,076 ticks.
Ehrlichia chaffeensis associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 868 ticks.
Rickettsia spp. associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 955 ticks.
Francisella tularensis associated with tularemia
Sample size of 1,030 ticks.
Borrelia miyamotoi associated with B. miyamotoi
Sample size of 1,107 ticks.
Borrelia lonestari associated with STARI
Sample size of 833 ticks.
Babesia spp. associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 573 ticks.
Mycoplasma spp. associated with Mycoplasma spp.
Sample size of 958 ticks.
Borrelia spp. associated with Borrelia spp.
Sample size of 620 ticks.
Powassan virus Lineage II associated with Deer tick virus
Sample size of 110 ticks.
Borrelia mayonii associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 390 ticks.
Ehrlichia ewingii associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 285 ticks.
Rickettsia amblyommii associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 179 ticks.
Pathogen and co-infected tick prevalence data is © TickCheck, and is derived from our tick testing results and laboratory research.