Maine CDC Health Advisory

May 7, 2019

2019 Lyme and other Tickborne Disease Information

Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in Maine. Ticks are already out and we expect the number of Lyme disease cases to increase as the weather continues to get warmer. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine and we want to encourage Mainers to use the "Tick Aware and Tick Alert" strategies to stay tick free.

The purpose of this advisory is to:

  • Provide general information regarding ticks and Lyme disease
  • Remind providers to report cases of Lyme disease, including those diagnosed by erythema migrans
  • Provide resources on diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease
  • Remind providers that anaplasmosis, babesiosis and other tickborne diseases are also increasing in Maine

Advisory (PDF)