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As new diseases emerge and some ticks expand their ranges, US public health authorities find themselves unprepared to deal with steady increases in infections, according to the CDC. The newest data summary indicates that the number of tickborne infections in the United States has doubled between 2004 and 2016 from 22 527 to 48 610. Several of these infections were caused by emerging tickborne pathogens newly discovered in the United States, including the Heartland virus, Powassan virus, and Bourbon virus. This trend is continuing with a record-breaking 59 349 cases of tickborne illnesses reported to the CDC in 2017, based on data from the Notifiable Disease Surveillance System.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: waftist
Red meat allergy caused by ticks. Extremist Vegan biological warfare?
originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like some people are ticked off 😎
originally posted by: BomSquad
I had a tick on my belly last year. It couldn't have been on for more than 3 or 4 hours before noticed and removed it (I was napping when it got me). The next day I started having what looked like the bullseye mark that usually signifies Lyme disease, so I went to the clinic.
Before the doctor saw me he started telling me that it was highly unlikely I contracted Lyme disease with the brief exposure I had and that I shouldn't worry about it, blah blah blah. But then he said, "Let's take a look, just in case" and as soon as he saw my belly his whole demeanor changed to, "Let's get you on some antibiotics and so on" lol
When in doubt, get checked out!
It's hard to say what specifically caused the doubled increase in tick borne diseases between 2004 - 2016.