Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About Us | Contact Us | Feedback |Site Map | Help | Bookmark and Share

CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat

Babesiosis — a parasitic illness spread by ticks — is posing a serious threat this summer, especially in certain parts of the country, a U.S. government report warns. Meanwhile, mosquitoes continue to spread the West Nile virus, according to another report in the July 13 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Babesiosis, the lesser-known disease, is endemic in the Northeast and upper Midwest, where states reported more than 1,100 cases in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, 847 were confirmed cases and the rest were probable cases.

More information at: http://1.usa.gov/O3gLTl [Health Day News, July 12, 2012]

Bookmark and Share

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.