Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that features a skin rash, swollen joints and flu-like symptoms. You get the disease from the bite of an infected tick.
The number of cases reported to the Health Department has steadily increased since 2005. Lyme disease cases have been reported from every county in Vermont, although most cases occur in the southern and western regions of the state.
Lyme disease can be prevented
Sometimes it is hard to know if you have Lyme disease because you may not have noticed a tick bite. Become familiar with the simple precautions you can take to avoid being bitten, and what to do if you find a tick or a bite.
- Learn the Lyme disease basics
- Protect yourself
- Control ticks around your home & property
- Get our booklet: "Be Tick Smart"
- See more fact sheets and other resources
Explore this website for fact sheets, guides, and other resources.
For more information: 800-640-4374 or 802-863-7240.
2015 Video Contest Winners
Congratulations to our 2015 "Be Tick Smart" Video Contest Winners!
Thank you to all the students who submitted a video.
1st Place: Be Tick Smart – It’s Easy
by Kaelan, Aja, and Rebekah - River Valley Technical Center
2nd Place: Repel. Inspect. Remove.
by MyKayle and Nani - Burlington Technical Center, Electronic Recording Arts
3rd Place: Patrick Goes for a Walk
by Phineas and Skip - Burlington Technical Center, Electronic Recording Arts