2022 Tick Borne Disease Resources

Lyme disease is the most well-known tick-borne illness. Learn about the basics:

PA Lyme | Learn about Lyme Disease

Lymedisease.org | About Lyme Disease

Project Lyme | The Basics

TickEncounter | TickSmart Prevention

Recent News in the Media:

BusinessWire | Flightpath Licenses the First Antibiotic that Selectively Kills Lyme Disease Spirochetes

Roll Call | Lawmakers push for Lyme disease research as tick population climbs

NPR | Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Turning Up On California's Beaches

Kirsten Gillibrand | Gillibrand Pushes For Increased Funding For Lyme Disease And Tick-Borne Illness Research

Recent articles about ticks, associated illnesses from tick bites, racial bias in diagnosing Lyme disease, and the environment:

New England Journal of Medicine | How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye

NY Times Magazine | How Humanity Uneashed a Flood of New Diseases

NY Times | Lyme Disease Season Is Here. These Are Tips on How to Avoid It

Entomology Today | Tick Surveillance and Control Lagging in U.S., Study Shows

Bay Nature | Biodiversity and the Spread of Disease

The Conversation | Chronic Lyme disease – does it exist?

All about ticks - articles and academic centers studying ticks, their ecosystems, and how they transmit disease:

University of Central Florida | Rapid Lyme Disease Tests Could Soon Be Heading to A Doctor’s Office Near You

University of Nevada Reno | Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases

Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases | The Tick App

Cary Institute | The Tick Project

NE Regional Vector Center | Projects


Under Our Skin

The Red Ring

The Monster Inside Me

Books (Personal accounts & memoirs):

LYME MADNESS: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease

by Lori Dennis

Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me

by Ally Hilfiger

Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease by Yolanda Hadid

Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour

Lyme Light: A Memoir by Natalie H.G. London

The Widening Circle: A Lyme Disease Pioneer Tells Her Story by Polly Murray

Of Ticks and Islands: Memoirs from the Lyme and Vector-borne Disease Laboratory of the Maine Medical Center Research Institute by Peter W. Rand MD

This Is How I Save My Life: From California to India, a True Story of Finding Everything When You Are Willing to Try Anything by Amy B. Scher

Books (Popular Culture):

Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons by Kris Newby

Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change by Mary Beth Pfeiffer

Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic by Pamela Weintraub

Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Germ Laboratory by Michael Christopher Carroll

Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial by Allie Cashel