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Lyme and Other Vector-borne Disease Information

Lyme Disease Lab

The Vector-borne Disease Lab is dedicated to the control of emerging tick-and mosquito-borne diseases. We seek to
• understand the environmental interactions of vectors, hosts, habitats, and climate, 
• monitor the geography of risk, and to
• increase public awareness of the threat of tick-and mosquito-borne diseases.

As a public service, this website provides
• information on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases,
• descriptions of tick species in Maine, 
• our research findings,
• tips on how to avoid tick bites, and
• an interactive questionnaire with which landowners may select appropriate approaches for controlling ticks.

For more information:
Vector-borne Disease Laboratory
Maine Medical Center Research Institute
81 Research Drive
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 396-8246

• The Maine Tick Identification Program is now at:

UMaine Extension Tick ID Lab
491 College Avenue
Orono, Maine 04473-1295

• This is not a clinical practice. For clinical information, please contact your health care provider or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Before proceeding, please read our disclaimer.


Maine Medical Center Research Institute 81 Research Dr Scarborough, ME 04074 (207)396-8100

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