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
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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!
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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
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Tularemia Update for Landscapers - in Spanish (PDF) pdf format of tularemia-landscapers-sp.pdf
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Tularemia Update for Landscapers - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of tularemia-landscapers-pt.pdf
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Fact Sheets

Powassan virus pdf format of Powassan virus
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This two-page, text only documents summarizes what Powassan disease is, where it is found, and how it is spread, diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Borrelia miyamotoi  pdf format of Borrelia miyamotoi 
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This two-page, text only documents summarizes what Borrelia miyamotoi disease is, where it is found, and how it is spread, diagnosed, treated and prevented.

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


This two-page, text only document summarizes what anaplasmosis is, where it is found, and how it is spread, diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Public Health Fact Sheet on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (PDF) pdf format of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
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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
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Febre Maculosa das Montanhas Rochosas - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of Portuguese - Febre Maculosa das Montanhas Rochosas
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Public Health Fact Sheet on Tick Repellents (PDF) pdf format of Tick Repellents
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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
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Repelentes contra carrapatos - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of Portuguese - Repelentes contra carrapatos
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Public Health Fact Sheet on Tularemia (PDF) pdf format of Tularemia
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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
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Dados de Saúde Pública - Tularemia - in Portuguese (PDF) pdf format of Portuguese - Tularemia
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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.