CAES: Summary of Tick Testing Results for 1996

Summary of Tick Testing Results for 1996
Summary of Tick Testing Results for 1996  

A total of 5,612 ticks feeding on humans were submitted for identification in 1996. Of these, 4,951 were tested for the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative organism of Lyme disease, and 1,059 (21.4%) were found to carry this organism. The species names and numbers of specimens received, tested, and found positive are shown in the table below.

Name of Species

Common Name

Number Received

Number Tested

Number Positive

Ixodes scapularis Black-legged ("deer") Tick

5183

4901

1051

Dermacentor variabilis American Dog Tick

381

4

0

Amblyomma americanum Lone Star Tick

41

39

7

Ixodes cookei  

4

4

1

Rhipicephalus sanguineus Brown Dog Tick

1

1

0

Dermacentor imatator
(acquired in Belize)
 

1

1

0

Ixodes ricinus
(acquired in Europe)
 

1

1

0

Summary by Town 1996

The number of ticks submitted in 1996 from each town, and the number infected, are summarized by town. Towns named in parentheses are those towns served by regional health districts with headquarters in the town listed.

Town

Total Submitted

Total Tested

Total
Positive

Avon (Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, East Granby, Farmington, Granby, Hartland, New Hartford, Simsbury)

32

31

2

Bethany

18

18

3

Bethel

23

17

5

Bethlehem

1

1

1

Bolton

2

0

0

Bozrah

1

1

0

Branford (East Haven, North Branford)

159

79

14

Bridgeport

17

11

2

Bridgewater (Roxbury)

11

9

2

Bristol (Burlington)

25

4

1

Brookfield

16

13

2

Brooklyn (Ashford, Canterbury, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly,Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Woodstock)

74

71

14

Burlington

1

1

0

Cheshire (Prospect, Wolcott)

62

47

7

Chester

1

1

0

Clinton

27

23

3

Colchester

6

4

2

Columbia

1

1

0

Cromwell

1

0

0

Danbury

14

10

3

Darien

352

320

55

Deep River

1

1

0

Derby

14

0

0

Durham

3

3

2

East Granby

13

7

0

East Haddam

2

1

0

East Hampton

1

1

0

East Hartford

2

2

1

East Haven

3

3

1

Easton

18

18

6

Enfield (East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Suffield, Vernon, Windham, Windsor Locks)

8

7

1

Essex

2

2

1

Fairfield

102

97

27

Farmington

4

4

1

Glastonbury

16

15

7

Granby

3

2

1

Greenwich

670

657

165

Griswold (Lisbon, Voluntown)

2

2

1

Groton

2

2

0

Guilford

76

73

10

Haddam

2

2

0

Hamden (North Haven, Woodbridge)

53

47

17

Hartford (State Health Department)

195

154

32

Hebron

7

5

0

Kent

1

1

0

Killingworth

3

2

1

Lebanon

2

2

1

Ledyard

4

3

1

Lyme

10

9

3

Madison

34

30

6

Manchester

7

7

0

Mansfield (Bolton, Coventry)

1

1

0

Meriden

10

10

0

Middletown

8

8

3

Milford

6

5

1

Monroe

87

66

12

New Britain

11

7

1

New Canaan

185

166

39

New Fairfield

17

15

4

New Haven

17

12

3

New London

2

2

2

New Milford

65

59

12

Newtown

466

424

85

North Branford

5

4

0

North Canaan

1

1

0

North Haven

1

1

0

Norwalk

348

299

52

Norwich

5

4

2

Old Lyme

27

23

5

Old Saybrook

1

0

0

Orange

19

16

3

Plainville

2

2

0

Plymouth

34

26

4

Prospect

2

2

0

Redding

34

30

6

Ridgefield

58

52

9

Rocky Hill

4

3

0

Salem

2

1

0

Salisbury

1

0

0

Shelton (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby,Naugatuck, Seymour)

28

22

3

South Windsor

5

4

1

Southbury (Oxford, Woodbury)

155

138

21

Southington

3

2

0

Stafford

2

2

0

Stamford

900

830

207

Stratford

89

68

15

Suffield

4

3

0

Tolland

3

3

1

Torrington (Bethlehem, Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, Norfolk, Salisbury, Thomaston, Warren, Watertown, Winchester)

341

311

60

Trumbull

119

108

19

Union

1

1

0

Wallingford

12

7

1

Washington

1

1

0

Waterbury

20

18

3

Waterford

3

3

0

West Hartford (Bloomfield)

12

12

4

West Haven

5

4

2

Westbrook

1

1

0

Weston

1

1

0

Westport (Weston)

81

81

14

Wethersfield

2

2

1

Wilton

291

260

63

Windsor

4

3

0

Woodbridge

5

5

1

Woodbury

1

1

0

 




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