Tick-borne disease cases reported in the U.S. 2013-2016, by disease

This graph shows the number of tick-borne disease cases reported to the National Disease Surveillance System in the U.S. from 2013 to 2016, by disease. In the year 2013, there were 36,307 reported cases of Lyme disease which increased to 36,429 in 2016.

Number of tick-borne disease cases reported in the U.S. from 2013 to 2016, by disease

2013201420152016
Lyme disease*36,30733,46138,06936,429
Anaplasmosis/Ehrlichiosis**4,5514,4885,1375,750
Spotted fever rickettsiosis***3,3593,7574,1984,269
Babesiosis****1,7961,7602,1001,910
Tularemia203180314230
Powassan virus158722
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Sources

Release date

May 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Lyme disease reporting changed in 2008 to include probable cases in addition to confirmed cases.
** Anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis were reported separately after 2008 but are combined here for the entire period.
*** Includes R. rickettsii, R. parkeri, R. species 364D.
**** Surveillance data for babesiosis and malaria may be reported independently to different CDC programs; these data might vary slightly from those presented elsewhere.

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