Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

By Megan Brooks
WebMD Health News

Nov. 15, 2018 — Tick-borne diseases are once again on the rise in the United States, and the reasons aren’t clear, the CDC says.

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In 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of tick-borne diseases to the CDC, according to surveillance data. Cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus, and other tick-borne illnesses increased from 48,610 cases in 2016 to 59,349 cases in 2017.

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