Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Columbus, OH — June 2018

Because of the amount of time they spend outside, children are at an increased risk during the summer months for tick- and mosquito-borne diseases.

Lyme disease is a particular concern in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. Pennsylvania saw nearly 9,000 cases in 2016, the most of any state. The number of reported cases in Ohio has increased in each year of the last decade; there were 267 cases in 2017, up from 160 in 2016.

Laboratory Services and the Division of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has developed a guide for primary care providers, available for download below, reviewing the signs and symptoms, testing, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other conditions.


Tick Practice Tool