Tick-Borne Disease on the RiseDr. Jorge Parada
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Once only seen in a small area of the Northeast,
Lyme disease is now present in almost every region of the
United States. The spread of pests increases as travel among people
becomes easier and more common.
But Lyme disease isn't the only health risk from ticks that is
becoming more prevalent. Cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
and Heartland virus, both named for the areas where they were first
discovered, are now reported coast to coast.
Awareness of this pest as a health threat is the first step in
preventing disease. Tips for
preventing tick bites are easy for families to implement after
spending time outdoors.