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


Documentaries:


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