CDC: Diseases from bug bites tripled over last decade

CDC: Diseases from bug bites tripled over last decade

CDC: Diseases from bug bites tripled over last decade

This 2006 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host.

IL saw the number of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases jump from 226 in 2004 to 772 in 2016, according to CDC data.

During the time covered in the study, nine new germs spread by the bites from infected mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced in the United States, the report said. Just as worrying, most local authorities tasked with controlling mosquitoes and ticks aren't fully prepared to do so, the CDC indicated.

Choose proper clothing. Wear long trousers, long-sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes to limit exposure to mosquitoes and ticks. Throughout winter it has been doing research to see if there is Lyme in the county.

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Brett said tick bites can lead to Colorado tick fever, and fleas can spread the plague through fleas and rodents. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the joints, heart, and nervous system, causing more serious problems. Lyme disease accounted for 82 percent of those cases.

"What we are seeing more of lately is the deer tick and that has been during the past four to five years initially in the Roanoke Valley and now Blacksburg area".

If you do find a tick on you or your pet, be careful removing it. "And we don't know what will threaten Americans next", said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., said in a statement.

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Schumer says Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley are epicenters of diseases caused by deer ticks and public health officials in those areas need money as soon as possible to improve prevention efforts. Some patients may experience mild symptoms and not seek medical attention, and not all diseases were reported for the full 13-year analysis period or from all states and territories.

Sun, national reporter for the Washington Post covering health with a focus on infectious disease and public health.

"Every indication is that we're going to have lots of ticks this summer", she said.

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