St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
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.
How to remove a tick (pdf)
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.