June 24, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven County are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents who live in the Medium /Yellow counties who are at a high risk for severe illness, should talk to their health care provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Protect Your Pets Against Lyme Disease

Tick on grass.
 
 
It is possible for your pets to get Lyme disease, although some are more susceptible to the disease than others. The same tick that causes Lyme disease in people, causes Lyme disease in pets. Ixodes scapularis (deer) ticks are found throughout the state of Connecticut and human illness has been found in every town. It is possible for pets in all towns to become infected as well. Lyme disease symptoms that your pet displays may mimic other illnesses, and this can make it difficult for a proper diagnosis.
 
For the most up-to-date information on how to protect your pet(s) against Lyme disease, please visit the following websites:

 

The American Veterinary Medical Association

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Preventing Ticks on Your Pets
  • Information for Veterinarians

WebMD

 

 

 
 
 
To contact the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program, please call 860-509-7994.