CDC: Cases of Tick-borne Illnesses Continue to Rise

November 21, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​Health departments reported a record number of tick-borne disease cases in 2017, according to a November 9, 2018, release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC received 59,349 reports of tick-borne disease in 2017, a significant increase from the 48,610 cases reported in 2016. The most frequently reported tick-borne disease continues to be Lyme disease (42,743 cases in 2017).

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