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CDC: Illnesses from tick, mosquito, flea bites have tripled

CDC: Illnesses from tick, mosquito, flea bites have tripled

Petersen explained that many factors, such as increased travel, have also aided the spread of the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ringing the alarm about a dramatic increase in bug-borne illnesses.

Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas - we perceive these insects as an unpleasant and often unavoidable factor of life, but nearly never think that they not only affect our nerves, but also threaten our health. But he also points to a growing concern about mosquito-borne diseases.

Diseases from mosquito bites reported to the CDC by states in the USA include California serogroup viruses; Chikungunya virus; Dengue viruses; Eastern equine encephalitis virus; Malaria plasmodium; St. Louis encephalitis virus; West Nile virus; Yellow fever virus; and the Zika virus. "And we don't know what will threaten Americans next", CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in a statement.

Hard to control and widespread, diseases from flea, mosquito, and tick bites are major causes of death and sickness worldwide. West Nile virus is the most common virus spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States.

During that period, a total of more than 640,000 cases of these diseases were reported to the CDC.

Southern Vermont has had more confirmed Lyme disease cases since 2015 than any other region of the state. Some of the notorious infections transmitted by these vectors include Lyme disease, Zika virus infection and West Nile virus infection.

And last summer a type of mosquito capable of transmitting the Zika virus, commonly known as the Asian tiger mosquito, was found in Dane County. More people are getting tested.

For instance, as the climate warms, mosquitoes may be able to move into new territories previously too cold for them.

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3X: Disease cases from mosquito, tick, and flea bites tripled in the USA from 2004 to 2016. During the study period, the authors noted that tick-borne illnesses comprise 77 percent of all vector-borne disease case reports.

The BCCDC says there were 40 lab and clinical-confirmed cases reported in 2016 (the previous year for which data has been published), almost double the 22 cases in 2015.

The ticks that carry Lyme disease in Eastern Canada and across the United States are different than the species causing Lyme in B.C. May in the month when warmer weather leads to more breeding and surging numbers of ticks. "We need to support state and local health agencies responsible for detecting and responding to these diseases and controlling the mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that spread them".

What can state and local public health agencies do?

People with pets should regularly inspect the animals to make sure they aren't carrying ticks that can be brought indoors, Glatter said.

Train vector control staff on five core competencies for conducting prevention and control activities.

"Try to stay away from the underbrush because that's where those ticks are going to hang out", said Mike McLean, public information manager with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District.

In endemic areas, it is recommended that individuals use insect repellents containing DEET and cover bare skin. "Tuck your shirt into your trousers".


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