Lyme disease data for the year 2014 are now on the Maine Tracking Network’s online public health data portal. Users now have access to 14 years of Lyme disease incidence data available for the state, as well as Maine’s public health districts and counties.
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in Maine and the number of reported cases has increased more than six fold over the last ten years. The number of cases reported in 2014 set a new record high for the state.
In addition, all 16 of Maine’s counties experienced Lyme disease cases in 2014, with Maine’s coastal counties seeing the most cases. The 2014 data also show that school-aged children and adults over the age of 65 continue to be the populations most affected by Lyme disease in Maine.
Users can explore these data for themselves with the interactive query tools available on the Maine Tracking Network data portal.