02 May CDC Tick, Flea & Mosquito Warning
It’s going to be a cruel, cruel summer. We have the ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes to thank for that.
We have the warmer weather to thank for the surge in population.
The number of people getting diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the US, with at least nine such diseases being newly introduced here. Ticks spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, rabbit fever and Powassan virus.
New tickborne diseases like Heartland virus are showing up in the continental United States, even as cases of Lyme disease and other established infections are growing. On island territories like Puerto Rico, the threat is mosquitoes carrying viruses like dengue and Zika.
“The numbers on some of these diseases have gone to astronomical levels,” Dr. Lyle R. Petersen, the Center for Disease Control’s director of vector-borne diseases, said.
The CDC officials are emphasizing that it is imperative to remain safe and protected while enjoying outdoor activities.
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Read the CDC report here.