Harvard Health Blog
4 things to know about ticks and Lyme
By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing As the weather gets better and school vacations begin, along with sunburns and water safety there is something else parents need to think about: ticks and Lyme disease. Lyme disease is spread by the bite of the blacklegged tick. While there are cases in various parts of the country, itís most common in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, as well as around the Great Lakes.