New Report Shows How Unprepared We Are to Fight Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Diseases carried by insect “vectors” such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitos are on the rise in the United States.
Diseases carried by insect “vectors” such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitos are on the rise in the United States.

Diseases carried by insect “vectors” such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitos are on the rise in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this week that cases of vector-borne diseases tripled from 2004 to 2016. And over that time period, as global travel has increased, eight new diseases have emerged here, including Zika and chikungunya.

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