Tick-Borne Illnesses

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Detecting Tick-Borne Illnesses with gloved hands and tweezers.
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Lyme disease was first identified here, and we remain at the forefront of treating tick-borne illnesses.
  • We offer a full range of tests to detect tick-borne illnesses.
  • We treat hundreds of patients each year with tick-borne illnesses.

A tick bite can turn a pleasant walk in the woods or an afternoon in the garden into a cause for concern. But being bitten by a tick isn’t a reason for immediate panic. Tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease can be treated effectively if caught early. Doctors in Yale Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine treat hundreds of patients each year for tick-borne illnesses, with excellent results.