Lyme Disease in Vermont

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that features a skin rash, swollen joints and flu-like symptoms. You get the disease from the bite of an Adult Deer Tick infected tick.

The number of cases reported to the Health Department has steadily increased since 2005. In 2011, there were over 500 reports of people with Lyme disease who were likely exposed in Vermont.

Lyme disease can be prevented

Sometimes it is hard to know if you have Lyme disease because you may not have noticed a tick bite. Become familiar with the simple precautions you can take to avoid being bitten, and what to do if you find a tick or a bite.


Be Tick SmartExplore this website for fact sheets, guides, and other resources.

For more information contact the Vermont Department of Health, Epidemiology Field Unit at 1-800-640-4374 or 863-7240.

Students: Enter our 2nd Annual Video Contest!

Click for large version of Be Tick Smart High School Video Contest flyerAll Vermont students in grades 9–12 are invited to enter the "Be Tick Smart" video contest!

Contest Details and Entry Form

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