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Reports of Lyme Disease in Virginia
Total cases of lyme disease confirmed in Virginia (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 Virginia.
Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi
Sample size of 180 ticks.
anaplasmosis Anaplasma phagocytophilum
Sample size of 44 ticks. Warning: Low Sample Size
babesiosis Babesia microti
Sample size of 32 ticks. Warning: Low Sample Size
ehrlichiosis Ehrlichia chaffeensis
Sample size of 45 ticks. Warning: Low Sample Size
Rocky Mountain spotted fever Rickettsia spp.
Sample size of 69 ticks.
tularemia Francisella tularensis
Sample size of 86 ticks.
B. miyamotoi Borrelia miyamotoi
Sample size of 29 ticks. Warning: Low Sample Size
STARI Borrelia lonestari
Sample size of 94 ticks.
All data courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC data is based on diagnosed cases of Lyme disease in Virginia 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.