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Reports of Lyme Disease in Massachusetts
Total cases of lyme disease confirmed in Massachusetts (2000 to 2015)
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Naturally, TickCheck records the results of all the ticks we test. When you send us ticks, you are helping our research and forensics team gain insight on the prevalence of tick-borne pathogens. The bars below show the positive/negative ratio of the pathogens found in ticks sent from Massachusetts.
Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi
Sample size of 226 ticks.
anaplasmosis Anaplasma phagocytophilum
Sample size of 91 ticks.
babesiosis Babesia microti
Sample size of 88 ticks.
bartonellosis Bartonella spp.
Sample size of 41 ticks. Warning: Low Sample Size
B. miyamotoi Borrelia miyamotoi
Sample size of 34 ticks. Warning: Low Sample Size
Mycoplasma spp. Mycoplasma spp.
Sample size of 25 ticks. Warning: Low Sample Size
|Barnstable County||Berkshire County||Bristol County|
|Dukes County||Essex County||Franklin County|
|Hampden County||Hampshire County||Middlesex County|
|Nantucket County||Norfolk County||Plymouth County|
|Suffolk County||Worcester County|
All data courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC data is based on diagnosed cases of Lyme disease in Massachusetts as reported by physicians, and is delayed by 2 years. It is believed by researchers that these numbers are underestimates of the true number of Lyme cases in a given area.