Each tick submitted for testing contributes to the research being conducted here at TickCheck. By keeping records of all the results generated, we have been able to gain valuable insights into disease prevalence and co-infection rates.
The comprehensive testing panel has been especially helpful in contributing to this research by ensuring all diseases and coinfections are accounted for when examining a tick.
Our current research shows that 66% of tick tested are infected with at least one disease causing organism, 41% are co-infected with two or more, 15% carry three or more, and 5% of the ticks tested carry four or more.
Then the bottom portion says there were fewer than 25 ticks available for testing.
--Lymetutu-- Opinions, not medical advice! Posts: 93942 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001
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At least this shows that dog ticks carry Borrelia. So many news articles say they do not.
"God is light. In Him there is no darkness." 1John 1:5 Posts: 5825 | From Illinois | Registered: Aug 2004
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Yes, it is a lab people pay to test their ticks, so if no one or only a few from your state have used their services it won't show much, if anything.
They don't want to report when there are low numbers of ticks because it can skew the percentages, so they want at least 25, I believe they said, to list it.
Hiker- there may be some with Ehrlichiosis, but not enough to make their minimum of 25 for percentage purposes.
TuTu- I believe the top portion is for national in general?? Then under your state name are the figures for it. That had me confused, but that is the conclusion I came to, for what it's worth.