Uptick in Tick Disease

Uptick in Tick Disease

Eau Claire County is home to three different ticks: deer ticks, wood ticks, and the lone star ticks. The Eau Claire City-County Health Department sent deer ticks collected in 2019 to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to evaluate the presence of tickborne diseases present in our community.

The deer ticks were collected from 2 rural parks in our community, Keller Park in Fall Creek and Coon Fork Park in Augusta. The results from this study showed that more than 1 in 3 ticks have the possibility of spreading illness to people, with Lyme Disease being the most common.

In 2020, there were 34 reported cases of Lyme disease in Eau Claire County. The actual number of cases is probably much higher, since many cases go unreported. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

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