CDC says vector-borne diseases have tripled in last 13 years
Washington Post, May 1, 2018
By Lena Sun
The warmer weather of spring and summer means the start of tick and mosquito season and the diseases they transmit, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile and Zika.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016.
…During that period, more than 640,000 cases of these diseases were reported to the CDC. READ MORE.