St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus Information

 Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted by the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) . Lyme disease may cause symptoms affecting the skin, nervous system, heart and/or joints of an individual. 95,000 cases have now been confirmed in New York State. Lyme disease became a reportable in 1986.

Information on Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease - CDC (Centers for Disease Control)       

Lyme Disease - Minnesota Department of Health

Tick Borne Diseases in NYS video presentation

Be Tick Free - A Guide to Lyme Disease Prevention (pdf)

Ticks and Lyme Disease guide (pdf)

Ticks and Lyme Disease - NYSDOH

How to remove a tick (pdf)

 How to remove a tick (Video link)

Tick Testing (pdf)





West Nile Virus We  

In the Fall of 1999, West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne infection that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), was found in New York State. While the chances of a person getting encephalitis are small, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department wants to educate residents of ways to reduce exposure to the virus.



Eastern Equine Encephalitis


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