Tick Diseases Rates Soar
Posted on November 15 2018
We know that tick species and tick diseases are a problem; but how bad is bad? According to the CDC, Lyme Disease cases reported an all-time high for the United States. "Nearly 60,000 people were diagnosed with a tick-borne infection, mostly Lyme disease, in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. And that’s almost certainly just a fraction of the true count."
“The true number of cases is probably 10 times that,” said Dr. John Aucott, director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center and chair of the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group.