Lyme Disease Tick Map
By American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.
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Lyme disease is preventable when you know how to avoid tick bites and what to do if bitten. Information on black-legged ticks which cause Lyme disease is provided for any location in the continental US. If you are bitten, instructions show you how to remove a tick, determine how long a tick has been attached, and if you should seek medical attention. Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease are shown and a physician reference is provided.
By the American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.
What's New in Version 1.2
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the web, in the general public, and even within the medical community--this app takes a small step to try to correct this problem. It's unfortunate that some users who have posted highly negative reviews here have had to suffer as a result of misdiagnosis, however, this app and the associated website is one of very few sources that present objective, science-based information on this disease.
The information on this disease is continually evolving so information we have a year from now will be better and possibly even conflict with what we have today, but that doesn't mean that this information is dangerous, nor that it should be ignored.
The information presented here doesn't encourage people to dismiss or ignore the possibility of Lyme Disease, to the contrary, this app helps to raise awareness of Lyme Disease. Claims that this data is a result of some nefarious conspiracy do not deserve comment and should be ignored.
Is this app (and the associated data) perfect? Certainly not. But, is this the best app of its kind and one that does its best to present accurate information and correct myths? Certainly YES!
The way the information is displayed concerning the types of ticks that the app identifies leads one to believe that if a tick doesn't spread Lyme Disease, then it is harmless. But the dog tick, for example, spreads Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a disease that when left untreated kills about 20% of those who get infected and is generally considered more dangerous than Lyme. I know the app centers on Lyme, but I think at least a little note is warranted about Rocky Mountain, Babesia...and all other tick borne diseases just in case someone were to get bitten, have symptoms and then dismiss them as they cannot be Lyme due to the type of tick they found.
Also, the map is misleading since it doesn't cover STAR (Southern Tick Associated Rash) Disease as that particular disease is probably just another strain of Lyme for which we cannot yet test for antibodies.
Overall, the app fails to educate and indeed may even mislead an unsuspecting user.
No stars - dangerous
This is propaganda from our corrupt government system. Practically everywhere on this map is marked rare when it is the complete opposite.
Recently the CDC had to change their numbers of Lyme cases because it was so obvious that they hadn't been keeping track. So they put a zero onto to their original number - 30,000 to 300,000. Don't trust the information about Lyme Disease on this app or the website. Don't drink the Kool Aid. There is a mountain of peer reviewed research at top facilities around the world that disproves everything on this site.
Why is it dangerous? Because doctors are being trained in this nonsense. I am fighting for my life. I have to become a scientist and an advocate for myself because the government is in bed with doctors who are financially invested in the current CDC protocol.
Thousands of dollars and waisted years of being sick to be only told that I was crazy. I have an IQ of 146 and I was a licensed counselor. I had to retire last year because I lost my voice. Finally I got tested with the right tests through Igenex and other specialty labs. And lo and behold I am positive for borrellia and bartenella. I've been sick since 1992.
Delete this app