Diseases From Tick, Mosquito Bites Triples In Recent Years

Clockwise from top left The deer tick which transmits Lyme disease the American dog tick which transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia the Culex pipiens mosquito which transmits West Nile virus and the Aedes aegypti mosquito which tra

Diseases From Tick, Mosquito Bites Triples In Recent Years

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.

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows diseases from mosquito, tick and flea bites have more than tripled in the USA over the past 12 years.

The report published Tuesday says there are likely many more cases that go unreported or unrecognized.

CDC scientists analyzed data reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System for 16 notifiable vector-borne diseases from 2004 through 2016 to identify trends. Nine of the diseases are new to the USA, or have only recently been discovered.

Warmer temps bring out the ticks and mosquitos.

Examining mosquito-related diseases alone, such as West Nile virus, IL logged more than 2,580 such cases during that 13-year stretch, according to the report. The final goal of the new funding is finding a cure for Lyme and other tick based diseases. While rare, plague was the most common disease resulting from the bite of an infected flea.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in Lyme disease with over 7,000 cases reported in 2015.

Lyme disease accounted for 82% of the cumulative reported tick-borne diseases, according to the data. Previous year there were 89 cases of West Nile in 80 different counties, the health department said.

Lyle Petersen, the CDC's director of the division of vector-borne diseases, said the centers estimate there are 300,000 Lyme disease infections in the United States each year - eight to 10 times what's reported.

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from the diseases and dangers of pests.

In spring and summer season, the experts warn to protect from tick and mosquitoes and when you outdoor spending time then always have repellent ready because of the frequent pests rising the transmission of disease.

"We're seeing things shift considerably", he has said.

If untreated, Lyme Disease can cause cardiac and neurological problems and even death.

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