Risk factors for becoming infected with Lyme disease include:
Living in an area where Lyme disease is common.
Most cases of Lyme disease are found in the northeastern United
Spending time outdoors during the warm months of the year,
when ticks that can carry Lyme disease are most active. Ticks are most commonly
encountered between May and November, with peak activity in June and
Working or playing in grassy or wooded areas, such as
gardening or doing yard work, hiking, camping, hunting, or
Having indoor/outdoor pets that can bring infected ticks
into the home.
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.