MDPH has developed a variety of educational materials on Lyme disease and other diseases spread by ticks. All materials developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health are available free of charge. Any materials not available through this website may be obtained by calling the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at 617-983-6800.

Brochures and Documents

Preventing Disease Spread by Ticks (PDF) pdf format of    prevent-disease.pdf  rtf format of prevent-disease.rtf
This eight-page, color brochure, developed by MDPH, provides information on ticks, diseases transmitted by ticks, how to protect yourself from tick bites, how to reduce tick populations around a home, how to remove an attached tick and information on repellents. To request a copy of the brochure, please call the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at (617) 983-6800. To print as a booklet, print double-sided.

Gardening Tips - Don't let the bugs bite! (PDF) pdf format of    Gardening Tips - Don't let the bugs bite!  doc format of Gardening Tips - Don't let the bugs bite!
This two-page document provides information for gardeners on how to avoid being bitten by ticks and mosquitoes while gardening as well as a list of MDPH educational materials on tickborne and mosquito - borne diseases.

Tularemia Update for Landscapers (PDF) pdf format of    tularemia-landscapers.pdf  rtf format of tularemia-landscapers.rtf

Tularemia Update for Landscapers - in Spanish (PDF) pdf format of    tularemia-landscapers-sp.pdf  rtf format of tularemia-landscapers-sp.rtf

Tularemia Update for Landscapers - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of    tularemia-landscapers-pt.pdf  rtf format of tularemia-landscapers-pt.rtf

Fact Sheets

Public Health Fact Sheet on Lyme Disease (PDF) pdf format of    Lyme Disease  rtf format of Lyme Disease
This two-page, text only document summarizes what Lyme disease is, where it is found, how it is spread, diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Hoja Informativa sobre La Enfermedad de Lyme - in Spanish (PDF) pdf format of    Spanish - Enfermedad de Lyme  rtf format of Spanish - Enfermedad de Lyme
Este documento resume lo que es las enfermedad de Lyme, en que lugares se encuentra, como se propaga, come se puede prevenir, y que tipo de tratamiento existe.

Dados de Saúde Pública - Doença de Lyme - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of    Portuguese - Doença de Lyme  rtf format of Portuguese - Doença de Lyme
Este documento descreve o que é a doença de Lyme, a onde existe a doença, e de informações acerca de transmissão, a doença, o tratamento, e as precauções.

Lyme disease info in Haitian Creole (PDF) pdf format of    Haitian Creole - Maladi Lyme  rtf format of Haitian Creole - Maladi Lyme

Lyme disease info in Vietnamese (PDF) pdf format of    Vietnamese - Beänh Lyme  rtf format of Vietnamese - Beänh Lyme

Public Health Fact Sheet on Babesiosis (PDF) pdf format of    Babesiosis  rtf format of Babesiosis
This two-page, text only document summarizes what babesiosis is, where it is found, and how it is spread, diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Babesiose - in Spanish (PDF) pdf format of    Spanish - Babesiosis  rtf format of Spanish - Babesiosis

Babesiose - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of    Portuguese - Babesiose  rtf format of Portuguese - Babesiose

Public Health Fact Sheet on Anaplasmosis (formerly Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis or HGE) (PDF) pdf format of    Anaplasmosis (HGA)  rtf format of Anaplasmosis (HGA)
This two-page, text only document summarizes what anaplasmosis is, where it is found, and how it is spread, diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Anaplasmosis granulocítica humana (HGA) (también conocida como ehrlichiosis granulocítica humana o HGE) - in Spanish (PDF) pdf format of    Spanish - Anaplasmosis granulocítica humana (HGA)  rtf format of Spanish - Anaplasmosis granulocítica humana (HGA)

Anaplasmose Granulocítica Humana (AGH) (também conhecida como Erliquiose Granulocítica Humana ou EGH) - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of    Portuguese - AGH  rtf format of Portuguese - Anaplasmose Granulocítica Humana

Public Health Fact Sheet on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (PDF) pdf format of    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever  rtf format of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
This two-page, text only document summarizes what RMSF is, where it is found, and how it is spread, diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Fiebre Manchada de las Montañas Rocosas - in Spanish (PDF) pdf format of    Spanish - Fiebre Manchada de las Montañas Rocosas  rtf format of Spanish - Fiebre Manchada de las Montañas Rocosas

Febre Maculosa das Montanhas Rochosas - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of    Portuguese - Febre Maculosa das Montanhas Rochosas  rtf format of Portuguese - Febre Maculosa das Montanhas Rochosas

Public Health Fact Sheet on Tick Repellents (PDF) pdf format of    Tick Repellents  rtf format of Tick Repellents
This two-page, text only document summarizes what tick repellents are, describes the different products recommended and how to use them safely.

Repelentes para garrapatas - in Spanish (PDF) pdf format of    Spanish - Repelentes para garrapatas  rtf format of Spanish - Repelentes para garrapatas

Repelentes contra carrapatos - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of    Portuguese - Repelentes contra carrapatos  rtf format of Portuguese - Repelentes contra carrapatos

Public Health Fact Sheet on Tularemia (PDF) pdf format of    Tularemia  rtf format of Tularemia
This two-page, text only document summarizes what tularemia is, where it is found, and how it is spread, diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Tularemia - in Spanish (PDF) pdf format of    Spanish - Tularemia  rtf format of Spanish - Tularemia

Dados de Saúde Pública - Tularemia - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of    Portuguese - Tularemia  rtf format of Portuguese - Tularemia

Tools

Tick Identification Card Link to the image file.
A wallet-sized card sized reference to help people distinguish between deer ticks and dog ticks and their life stages. Handy tick tips can be found on the back.

Posters


This information is provided by Epidemiology Program within the Department of Public Health.