Tick-borne diseases in the United States have been on the rise since the ‘90s, with Lyme disease earning the spot as most common vector-borne disease in the US. Information about the distribution and abundance of host-seeking ticks, as well as the presence and prevalence of human pathogens within these ticks, can help us better understand which areas are at higher risk of exposure to ticks and tick-borne diseases. The CDC has recently published a report of the most comprehensive assessment of the distribution of Lyme disease-causing bacteria and Lyme-vectoring ticks in the US to date. Read an article on the publication here, and see the full report here. What’s present in your county?