Risk Factors for Lyme Disease
- The northeastern and mid-Atlantic region: Maine to Maryland
- The upper north-central region: Minnesota and Wisconsin
- The northwest: northwestern California and Oregon
- Northeast and north-central US—Increased risk is between April and November, with the peak occurring in July.
- Southern US—Ticks are active year-round.
- Other areas can be variable, based on the temperature.
American Lyme Disease Foundation website. Available at: http://www.aldf.com .
Griffith's 5-Minute Clinical Consult . 10th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001.
Lyme Disease Foundation website. Available at: http://www.lyme.org .
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www3.niaid.nih.gov .
- Reviewer: David L. Horn, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
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