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Information about Lyme Disease in Fauquier County

Lyme 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.

Lyme ticks 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

 

Date Last Modified: 02/05/2013

 
 


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