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Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is one of the most prevalent communicable diseases in New Jersey. It is not communicable person to person, but it is carried by a “vector”. It is caused by a spirochete (curvy shaped) bacterium, which is carried by the deer tick (now called the black-legged tick- the vector) to animals and people. Not all black-legged ticks carry Lyme Disease, and it is believed that a tick must be feeding on the host for at least 24 hours for infection to occur.

Lyme Disease

University of Rhode Island Tickencounter Resource Center
Click here for more information.

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