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Fordham Tick Index

The Weekend Deer Tick Index

November 27 through December 1, 2019:

Tick Index

The Fordham Tick Index is an estimate of the risk of being bitten by a nymphal or adult deer tick. Both of these stages are active at this time of year, although the smaller nymph is responsible for many more cases of Lyme disease. This index measures risk relative to other times of year. For more information about preventing tick bites, controlling ticks, Lyme disease and other illnesses ticks carry, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Fordham Tick Index is provided as a weekly public service by Fordham University and is based on both current and historical data from one site in Westchester County, N.Y. It is an estimate only. Actual risk may vary geographically. Therefore, always take precautions to prevent tick bites when outdoors.

Regional Map for Tick Index including:  Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Hudson, Essex

Tick Fact of the Week

The 1937 movie Green Light stars Errol Flynn as a disgraced doctor who heads to Montana to help find a cure for Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. He survives an experiment in which he infects himself with the disease agent. We can’t recommend that clinical approach nor, unfortunately, the film.

For further information, contact Thomas Daniels.