- 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 73% of tick tested are infected with at least one disease causing organism, 48% are co-infected with two or more, 17% carry three or more, and 10% of the ticks tested carry four or more.
Infection Visualization by Tick Species
All Ticks Tested
73% Positive for Infection
93% Positive for Infection
68% Positive for Infection
17% Positive for Infection
4+ Coinfection (10%)
3+ Coinfection (17%)
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 2,584 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (western blacklegged tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 185 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (lone star tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 619 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (American dog tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 681 ticks.
Anaplasma phagocytophilum associated with anaplasmosis
Sample size of 1,461 ticks.
Babesia microti associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 1,291 ticks.
Bartonella spp. associated with bartonellosis
Sample size of 703 ticks.
Ehrlichia chaffeensis associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 510 ticks.
Rickettsia spp. associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 684 ticks.
Francisella tularensis associated with tularemia
Sample size of 828 ticks.
Borrelia miyamotoi associated with B. miyamotoi
Sample size of 705 ticks.
Borrelia lonestari associated with STARI
Sample size of 617 ticks.
Babesia spp. associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 360 ticks.
Mycoplasma spp. associated with Mycoplasma spp.
Sample size of 574 ticks.
Borrelia spp. associated with Borrelia spp.
Sample size of 245 ticks.
Borrelia mayonii associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 97 ticks.
Ehrlichia ewingii associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 112 ticks.
Rickettsia amblyommii associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 69 ticks.
Pathogen and co-infected tick prevalence data is © TickCheck, and is derived from our tick testing results and laboratory research.