UMaine Tick Surveillance Program
Annual Report 2019
UMaine Tick Surveillance Program
Annual Report – 2019

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab conducts surveillance of ticks and tick-borne pathogens to track their distribution, detect trends or changes in tick activity, and to identify areas of risk for tick-borne disease in Maine.

In 2019, the UMaine Extension Tick Lab began accepting tick samples from the public for tick-borne pathogen testing. Maine residents were able to have ticks tested for the causative agents of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis; the three most common tick-borne diseases.

The University of Maine report summarizes the information gathered through the passive surveillance associated with the UMaine Extension Tick Surveillance Program.