Diseases of Concern
Tick-borne diseases are a major concern in Tennessee. In 2021, there were 4,811 tick-borne disease investigations entered in the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), the majority of which were cases of Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis (SFR). Different types of ticks transmit different diseases, which is why learning how to identify the six key types of ticks found in Tennessee can be helpful should you begin to show signs and symptoms of one of these conditions.
To learn more about the specific tick-borne diseases in Tennessee, please click on the pictures below. If you suspect that you have contracted a tick-borne disease, please contact a physician immediately.