Dr. Diane King volunteers for the Fauquier Free Clinic and has talked with countless patients about ticks and tick bites. Among other things, ticks can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Dr. King says to remember that Lyme disease is the sixth most commonly reported disease to the CDC. 95% of Lyme cases are located in 14 states, one of which is Virginia. Our state had 1,102 confirmed cases in 2015. The most common patient is a male between 5 and 10 years of age, the least common is a female from 20-25 years of age and those over 70.