CAES: Summary of Tick Testing Results for 1997

Summary of Tick Testing Results for 1997
Summary of Tick Testing Results for 1997  

A total of 2,987 ticks feeding on humans were submitted for identification in 1997. Of these, 2,684 were tested for the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative organism of Lyme disease, and 531 (19.8%) 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

2818

2633

529

Dermacentor variabilis American Dog Tick

114

0

0

Amblyomma americanum Lone Star Tick

45

42

1

Ixodes cookei  

7

6

0

Rhipicephalus sanguineus Brown Dog Tick

1

1

0

Ixodes pacificus
(acquired in California
 

1

1

1

Ixodes (species could not be determined)  

1

1

0

 

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

Town

Total Submitted

Total Tested

Total
Positive

Ansonia

3

1

1

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

33

29

3

Barkhamsted

1

1

1

Beacon Falls

1

1

0

Berlin

3

3

0

Bethany

10

10

2

Bethel

19

18

6

Bolton

1

1

0

Branford (East Haven, North Branford)

68

33

8

Bridgeport

7

5

0

Bridgewater (Roxbury)

6

4

1

Bristol

8

1

0

Brookfield

6

5

0

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

58

54

15

Cheshire (Prospect, Wolcott)

40

29

5

Clinton

14

13

2

Colchester

6

5

0

Columbia

1

1

0

Cromwell

3

3

0

Danbury

2

2

0

Darien

148

142

18

Derby

9

2

0

Durham

2

2

0

East Granby

2

0

0

East Hampton

13

11

4

East Lyme

1

0

0

Easton

16

14

2

Ellington

1

1

0

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

8

8

0

Essex

7

6

0

Fairfield

81

73

16

Glastonbury

6

5

1

Granby

1

1

0

Greenwich

309

303

55

Griswold (Lisbon, Voluntown)

1

1

1

Groton

3

3

0

Guilford

54

48

9

Haddam

1

1

0

Hamden (North Haven, Woodbridge)

23

21

5

Hartford (State Health Department)

68

58

12

Hebron

6

6

2

Kent

5

1

0

Killingworth

1

1

0

Lebanon

1

1

0

Lyme

3

3

0

Madison

26

23

2

Manchester

8

6

2

Mansfield (Bolton, Coventry)

5

5

1

Meriden

5

5

2

Middlebury

1

1

0

Middlefield

1

1

0

Middletown

4

4

0

Milford

7

7

3

Monroe

27

26

4

Montville

1

0

0

New Britain

6

5

1

New Canaan

140

125

26

New Fairfield

19

17

5

New Haven

12

10

4

New London

1

1

0

New Milford

24

22

6

Newington

1

1

1

Newtown

206

183

35

North Haven

12

11

2

North Stonington

1

1

0

Norwalk

188

175

28

Norwich

5

4

1

Old Lyme

11

11

4

Old Saybrook

2

2

0

Orange

11

9

3

Plainville

1

1

0

Plymouth

13

12

5

Redding

15

15

5

Ridgefield

25

24

4

Salem

1

1

0

Scotland

1

1

0

Seymour

1

1

0

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

20

15

3

South Windsor

6

6

3

Southbury (Oxford, Woodbury)

90

79

19

Southington

6

2

0

Stafford

1

1

0

Stamford

349

338

83

Stonington

2

2

1

Stratford

42

31

5

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

245

221

41

Trumbull

53

47

5

Vernon

1

1

0

Wallingford

9

7

3

Waterbury

34

31

2

Waterford

1

1

0

Watertown

1

1

1

West Hartford (Bloomfield)

7

6

0

Westport (Weston)

103

98

21

Wethersfield

2

2

0

Wilton

162

142

30

Windham

6

6

0

Windsor

5

4

0

Woodbridge

1

1

1

 




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