What tickborne disease data are available on the data portal?
Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis incidence and deer tick data are now available for hundreds of Maine towns.
- Town, county and state level incidence of these three tickborne diseases for the years 2001 to 2020.
- Adult Lyme disease prevalence (estimated percentages of Maine adults who reported ever having Lyme disease) for the years
2011 to 2016.
- Maps showing towns where deer ticks were found for the years 1989 to 2013.
- A data dashboard with regular updates on the number of cases of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis reported and classified so far this year, as well as weekly updates on the number of tick-related emergency department visits.
Why track tickborne diseases?
Maine has high rates of tickborne diseases. Lyme disease is the second most commonly reported infectious disease in Maine and its spread across the state puts all Mainers at risk for the disease.
Tracking the spread of tickborne diseases and deer ticks allows communities, state officials, and healthcare providers to prepare strategies to prevent the spread of these diseases. This data helps individuals educate residents about the need for early detection and treatment to prevent the progression to the debilitating late-stage of these diseases.
Where can I find more information about tickborne diseases?
- Learn about tickborne diseases and get resources for Maine parents, providers, and educators from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for national information on Lyme disease.
- Submit a tick for identification through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick ID Lab