- 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, 50% 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
95% Positive for Infection
62% Positive for Infection
48% Positive for Infection
4+ Coinfection (9%)
3+ Coinfection (19%)
2+ Coinfection (50%)
No Co-infection (50%)
Pathogenic Prevalence in New York
The bars below show the positive/negative prevalence ratio of selected pathogens we test for.
These pathogens were observed in ticks from New York.
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 643 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (lone star tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 167 ticks.
Borrelia burgdorferi (American dog tick) associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 112 ticks.
Anaplasma phagocytophilum associated with anaplasmosis
Sample size of 385 ticks.
Babesia microti associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 347 ticks.
Bartonella spp. associated with bartonellosis
Sample size of 186 ticks.
Ehrlichia chaffeensis associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 119 ticks.
Rickettsia spp. associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sample size of 152 ticks.
Francisella tularensis associated with tularemia
Sample size of 173 ticks.
Borrelia miyamotoi associated with B. miyamotoi
Sample size of 209 ticks.
Borrelia lonestari associated with STARI
Sample size of 157 ticks.
Babesia spp. associated with babesiosis
Sample size of 97 ticks.
Mycoplasma spp. associated with Mycoplasma spp.
Sample size of 156 ticks.
Borrelia spp. associated with Borrelia spp.
Sample size of 102 ticks.
Borrelia mayonii associated with Lyme disease
Sample size of 67 ticks.
Ehrlichia ewingii associated with ehrlichiosis
Sample size of 38 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.