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Does Lyme disease exist in California?

Where is the risk of getting Lyme disease greatest in California? The western black-legged tick has been found in 56 of the 58 counties in California. It is common in the humid north coastal areas and on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada range.

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People also ask, is Lyme disease common in California?

Overall, the incidence of Lyme disease in California is usually only 0.2 cases per 100,000 persons per year. Nonetheless, certain California counties pose a much higher risk of contracting Lyme disease than others.

Likewise, are ticks dangerous in California? Tick season” exists year-round in northern California. Summer is also particularly dangerous for Lyme disease because that's when people spend the most time outside, and many of the most beautiful hiking areas tend to be tick-ridden.

In this regard, how many cases of Lyme disease are in California?

So far in 2018, 23 confirmed cases have been reported in California. On average, 20-30 cases are reported to L.A. County health every year but only a handful are confirmed as Lyme disease. Confirmed cases vary from 0 to 8 per year and many of those are from people who visited places outside of Southern California.

Where is lymes disease most common?

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States. Infections predominantly occur in the Northeast and north-central portions of the United States (Figure 16-1).

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