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Lyme Disease Prevention and Control

Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. There are several approaches you and your family can use to prevent and control Lyme disease.

bullet Protect yourself from tick bites  
bullet Control ticks around your home  
bullet Manage deer populations and movement  
bullet Consult your doctor after tick bites  

Learn the early signs of tick-borne illness

A Lyme disease vaccine is no longer available. The vaccine manufacturer discontinued production in 2002, citing insufficient consumer demand. Protection provided by this vaccine diminishes over time. Therefore, if you received the Lyme disease vaccine before 2002, you are probably no longer protected against Lyme disease.

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