Tickborne Infections

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local health departments investigate several tickborne infections including Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and spotted fever rickettsiosis. Lyme disease is the highest reported tickborne illness in Wisconsin, but numbers for the other conditions are increasing.

Tickborne infections in Wisconsin:Tick ID

Tickborne diseases in Wisconsin chart

Prevention and control of tickborne diseases

This image identifies two of the ticks commonly found in Wisconsin, the blacklegged (or deer) tick and the dog (or wood) tick. In Wisconsin, the blacklegged tick can transmit Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Powassan virus infection (a rare tickborne arbovirus illness)

Additional Info Group

Educational Material Available from the Department of Health Services

  • DPH-9287 - Lyme disease brochure- A Public Information Guide, English

  • DPH-9287s - Lyme disease brochure- A Public Information Guide, Spanish

  • DPH-49466, CDC-CS 109745 - Tick card: Protect yourself from tick-borne disease, English

  • DPH-49466S, CDC-CS 109745 - Tick card: Protect yourself from tick-borne disease, Spanish




Electronically order forms: Follow the instructions at the top of the page and email the form F-80025A (can be used to order multiple forms/publications) to dhsfmdphpph@wisconsin.gov. Questions concerning ordering of forms can be addressed to Cris Caputo, 608-267-9054.

Educational Material Available from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

 

 

Last Revised: January 26, 2015