Tickborne Diseases Increasing

New government research shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme disease continue to climb. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that in 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of illnesses spread by ticks.Cases of Lyme disease, Powassan virus; spotted fever rickettsiosis, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and tularemia all increased last year.CDC officials said there were 59,349 confirmed cases of tickborne diseases in 2017, up from 48,610 in 2016.




Source: MG News

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