Tick-Borne Illness - Naushon Pilot Findings (2011)

In 1986, Naushon residents provided sera samples to determine their exposure to Lyme Disease. Since then, public education efforts have improved and the Naushon deer population has been reduced by 85% due to predation by coyotes. In 2011, 85 Naushon residents again provided sera samples for TBI testing.

Disease Exposure in Man:

  • Lyme Disease: 21.4%
  • Babesia: 8%
  • Tularemia: 3%
  • Anaplasmia: 1%


  • Lyme Disease: 12.9%
  • Babesia: 12.9%
  • Tularemia: 5.9%
  • Anaplasmia: 2.4%

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