Illnesses Spread By Ticks

Illnesses spread by ticks are common in Wisconsin.

Not all ticks spread illness and you won't get sick from every tick bite, but it is important to make sure you stay aware of ticks and the illnesses they cause.

Illnesses spread by ticks are preventable. There are many ways to prevent tick bites, including doing daily tick checks,  using  insect repellent, and wearing appropriate clothes when you are outdoors. Check out other tips to prevent tick bites!







Department of Health Services (DHS) Resources

General public
Health care professionals
Resources can be ordered for free from DHS. Here's how:
  • Download the Forms and Publications Order form, F-80025A (this can be used to order multiple forms/publications).
    Internet Explorer Users: When downloading a Word form, you may get a Windows Security popup box asking for a login ID and a password. The form will open if you choose "Cancel."
  • Complete the form by tabbing through the input fields, not by using the return or enter key.
  • Email the completed form to the Department of Health Services.
  • Send any questions about ordering forms to the Department of Health Services..

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resources

Other resources

Questions about illnesses spread by ticks? Contact us.
Phone: 608-267-9003 | Fax: 608-261-4976

Last Revised: June 15, 2022