Lyme Disease

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lyme-ticksLyme disease is caused by bacteria that some people get after being bitten by ticks infected with an organism named Borrelia burgdorferi. The organism that causes Lyme Disease is maintained in wild rodents, deer, other mammals and certain ticks, most commonly the black-legged (deer) tick. It is transferred to people by the bite of an infected tick.

People of any age and in any part of Fauquier County can get Lyme disease. Infections occur throughout the year, but are more common during the late spring and summer and in people who work or play outdoors. Dogs, cats and horses can also get Lyme disease.

Year Number of Confirmed Cases of Lyme Disease in Fauquier County
2011 26
2010 44
2009 28
2008 38
2007 40
Please note, this data is provisional and subject to change.

Please review the following resources below to help promote community awareness about the prevention of Lyme disease.

More articles are listed on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website:

Other Tick-Related Illnesses


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