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Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium, Borellia burgdorferi, that is carried by deer ticks.
Just the FAQs An Indiana University program that monitors disease-carrying pests has found many more deer ticks that carry Lyme disease than previously thought to exist in the southern and central parts of the state.
Recent reports about an apparent uptick in cases of Powassan virus—a rare but dangerous virus also carried by deer ticks—also have health officials and outdoor enthusiasts concerned.
As for deer ticks, Fonseca said Lyme disease is still a huge issue in New Jersey, which is seeing about 3,500 cases a year.
Lyme Disease As the Mayo Clinic reports, Lyme disease is an illness caused by bacteria transmitted through the bites of infected black-legged ticks or deer ticks — usually ones that are attached to the skin for more than 36 hours.
Along with more typical varieties found in this area, such as the American dog tick and the deer tick, vets are seeing more cases involving lone star ticks, which are easily identified by the white star-like marking on their backs, Stover said.
The May 10 count, led by Rutgers, did not focus on deer ticks, which are associated with Lyme disease and tend to be found in the woods.
Historically, deer ticks have lived to the east and south of Indiana and in the northern part of the state near Chicago.
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DEER TICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deer tick for English Language Learners
: a very small insect found in the eastern U.S. and in Canada that usually feeds on deer and that can give the person or animal it bites various diseases (such as Lyme disease)
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