A variety of diseases may be spread by ticks in Minnesota. The majority of tickborne diseases result from the bite of an infected blacklegged tick (also known as the deer tick). Preventing exposure to blacklegged ticks requires diligence.
- Diseases that can be Transmitted by Ticks
Most tick bites do not result in disease, but it is a good idea to recognize and watch for the early symptoms of the more commonly encountered tickborne diseases in Minnesota.
- Preventing Tickborne Disease
Information about minimizing your risk of tickborne diseases, protecting your pets, and removing ticks.
Important information to know for prevention of tickborne disease. Learn about blacklegged ticks (also known as the deer tick or bear tick), including their life cycle, feeding habits, habitat, and population control.
- Tick Monitoring
Learn more about how the Minnesota Department of Health Vectorborne Disease Unit is monitoring for tick species in Minnesota and how you can help.
- Tickborne Disease Statistics
Statistics for tickborne diseases in Minnesota.
- Tickborne Disease Materials
Slide show, poster, brochure, and other educational materials for Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases.
- Tickborne Disease Videos
Videos sharing a wealth of information on ticks, what they do and where they live.
- Tickborne Disease Information for Health Professionals
Guidelines, statistics, resources, and other clinical information for health professionals.
- Immunization Information for International Travelers
Mosquitoes and ticks transmit diseases to people in many parts of the world. International travelers should determine which vaccines or other disease prevention measures are appropriate for the area they plan to visit.