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Lyme Disease 

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, and reducing tick habitat. 

Community Resources

Lyme Disease Overview
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lyme Disease in California
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Brochure: Lyme Disease in California (pdf)
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Surveillance Map: Tick Collection Locations in California
Source: California Department of Public Health

Lyme Disease
Source: Marin Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District.

Ticks
Source: Marin Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District.

Health Provider Resources

Lyme Disease Resources for Health Care Professionals
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FAQ: Testing Ticks for Borrelia burgdorferi (pdf)
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Lyme Disease Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Research
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Lyme Disease in California
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Instructing Patients on Proper Tick Removal (updated 2016) (pdf)
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Epidemiologic Summary of Lyme Disease in California, 2009-2012 (pdf)
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Public Health Regional Laboratory: Testing Services
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Contact Information

Disease Control Unit

Public Health Division

Health Services

Contact us by Phone
Address

Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.4417842, -122.7158781

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