- 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 76% 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
76% Positive for Infection
95% Positive for Infection
63% Positive for Infection
48% Positive for Infection
4+ Coinfection (9%)
3+ Coinfection (19%)
2+ Coinfection (49%)
No Co-infection (51%)
Pathogenic Prevalence in New Jersey
The bars below show the positive/negative prevalence ratio of selected pathogens we test for.
These pathogens were observed in ticks from New Jersey.
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 388 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (lone star tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 172 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (American dog tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 159 ticks.
Anaplasma phagocytophilum associated with anaplasmosis
Sample size of 233 ticks.
Babesia microti associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 198 ticks.
Bartonella spp. associated with bartonellosis
Sample size of 123 ticks.
Ehrlichia chaffeensis associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 143 ticks.
Rickettsia spp. associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 156 ticks.
Francisella tularensis associated with tularemia
Sample size of 178 ticks.
Borrelia miyamotoi associated with B. miyamotoi
Sample size of 138 ticks.
Borrelia lonestari associated with STARI
Sample size of 158 ticks.
Babesia spp. associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 59 ticks.
Mycoplasma spp. associated with Mycoplasma spp.
Sample size of 115 ticks.
Borrelia spp. associated with Borrelia spp.
Sample size of 64 ticks.
Ehrlichia ewingii associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 35 ticks.
Warning: Low Sample Size
Rickettsia amblyommii associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 28 ticks.
Warning: Low Sample Size
Pathogen and co-infected tick prevalence data is © TickCheck, and is derived from our tick testing results and laboratory research.