LDA Materials

The Lyme Disease Association has published many brochures, which can be ordered for free, that contain information about tick-borne diseases including symptoms, testing and tick removal.  LDA has also published several books, one especially for children with chronic Lyme disease.

In addition, LDA has created many charts, graphs, reports and hand-outs about tick-borne diseases, some specific to individual states, and you can download all of them for presentations or handouts.

DVDs/videos have been produced by the LDA over time, featuring prominent scientists in the field of tick-borne diseases talking about research break-throughs.

A number of publishers have donated books from authors who have Lyme disease, aka, Literati with Lyme, for the LDA to sell to provide program funding.


Nov. 14: HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Announces Release of Report to Congress; Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Announces Higher than Ever Lyme Disease Cases

2017 HHSworkingGroup closerTwo major releases from the US Government today confirm what advocates and patients have long known — there is a growing Lyme & tick-borne diseases problem sweeping the land and Congress needs to take action to curb the spread.

In a release long awaited by the Lyme community, the US Department of Health & Human Services announced today that the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (WG) issued its first report to Congress, the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, and the public—with 2 more reports to follow over the next four years.

Recommendations to Congress include improvement in diagnosis & treatment including new rapid & accurate tests; development of antibiotic combinations and/or therapeutic options for acute and persistent illness; strengthening national surveillance; pathogen-host interaction; federal strategic plan development; funding for TBD; and effects of TBD on national security/service members/veterans/families.

According to Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President Pat Smith–one of the 14 members of the Working Group–speaking on behalf of the LDA, “Patients and advocates have waited decades for a government report that contains insights from Lyme patients/family members and advocates as this report does, both from WG members and from the public at large. The report is a first step to unlocking the political gridlock surrounding tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme.”

She added, “Many of us are horrified that after 45 years of Lyme disease, new generations of babies continue to become infected and not receive the proper diagnosis and treatment needed to prevent lifelong suffering. Now this document, prepared using expert and “real world” input, will be used to inform Congress so they can act to provide the necessary funds to stop this tick-borne disease epidemic sweeping our country.”

Click here for Working Group Press Release

Click here for Working Group Report to Congress  (Click on “2018 TBDWG Report to HHS Secretary and Congress – PDF”)

Click here for story on report & new CDC numbers

Click here for Congressman Chris Smith’s Press Release

Click here for Asbury Park Press – Lyme Disease: Federal panel recommends testing overhaul, more changes to Congress

CDC Report on Case Numbers
In a separate release by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on the state of tick-borne diseases in the US, CDC introduced its new platform for reporting Lyme disease statistics. The release indicates that there has been an increase in all tick-borne diseases, not just Lyme disease, and that it is the highest total annual number of Lyme cases ever reported at 42,743 cases, and a total of all reported tick-borne diseases of 59,349, which includes Lyme, anaplasmosis/ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsiosis, babesiosis, tularemia, and Powassan virus.

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. reminds the public that Lyme is underreported by a factor of 10, therefore, 427,430 cases of Lyme disease probably occurred in 2017 in the U.S. alone.

Click here for CDC Report



Order LDA Brochures

The Lyme Disease Association provides the following brochures: LymeR PrimerTM, TickmarksTM, The ABC’s of Lyme DiseaseTM. Any combination of free brochures can be ordered in quantities from one (1) to 200 maximum order. Sorry we cannot honor larger orders and no out of country orders. ($10 Shipping & Handling)

The Lyme Disease Association provides the following brochures:

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LymeR PrimerTM (pdf) Awareness Brochure: symptoms, tests, tick identification, diseases ticks carry, prevention, tick removal, tick testing, general facts and symptoms about Lyme and many tick-borne diseases.

TickmarksTM – Bookmarks (pdf) Awareness Bookmark: pictures of ticks, diseases they carry, proper tick removal.

ABC’s of Lyme DiseaseTM (pdf) Brochure For Parents & Educators: specialized information on children in areas of ophthalmology, psychotherapy, neuropsychiatry, gastroenterology, pediatrics, rheumatology, co-infections, education.

TickCardTM (pdf) Business Sized Awareness Card pictures of ticks, diseases they carry, symptoms and tick removal


Order Limit –

Any combination of free brochures can be ordered in quantities from one (1) to 200 maximum order. Sorry we cannot honor larger orders and no out of country orders.

(TickmarksTM are no longer available for order. PDF can still be downloaded & printed)

For Example:

  • 100 LymeR PrimerTM & 100 The ABC’s of Lyme DiseaseTM = 200 brochures OR
  • 75 LymeR PrimerTM, 75 The ABC’s of Lyme DiseaseTM, 50 TickCardsTM = 200 brochures

Please email brochures@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org with any questions or problems regarding your order.

Order Online –


  • No out of country orders
  • Brochures only available via online order form (mail-in and phone requests not accepted)
  • Allow 4 weeks for delivery
  • Unfortunately due to recent postal changes, our shipping rates have increased & we now have to charge $10 per order.
  • Sorry, we do not invoice.

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CTtickControl Connecticut Tick Control

Norwalk, CT

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Note: LDA does not endorse products or services.

Lyme Cases – Top 15 States

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The LDA has used CDC total reported Lyme case numbers (includes “confirmed” and “probable”) to create a pie graph of the 15 states in the US with the highest case numbers for 2015.

LDA Top 15 States for Reported Lyme Cases

Lyme Case Map

2016 case map

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Tick Removal

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LDA Tick Removal

Enfermedad De Lyme

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LDA Spanish

Prevention Guy with Dog

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LDA Prevention Guy with Dog

Prevention Guy with Kids

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LDA Prevention Guy with Kids

Lyme Rash Poster

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LDA Lyme Rash Poster

Erythema migrans (EM) or “bull’s-eye” rash at bite site.
Less than 50% of people bitten by a deer tick develop the classic bull’s eye (EM) rash. 1
Some develop no rash at all, others have rashes that are different. Image typical EM Rash. Image courtsey of Ed Masters

1 R. Smith et al Annals of Internal Medicine 2002;421:421-428, 477-479;
A. Pachner Reviews of Infectious Diseases-Vol. II, supplement 6 – September-October 1989 Neurologic Manifestations of Lyme Disease, the new “Great Imitator;
B.J.M. Johnson, Ph.D., Chief, Public Health, NPS Ticks and Disease