Tick-Borne Illnesses

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Detecting Tick-Borne Illnesses with gloved hands and tweezers.

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 the Yale Medicine Emergency Medicine Department treat hundreds of patients each year for tick-borne illnesses, with excellent results.