Insect Bite Infections Are Rapidly Increasing in US — CDC Warns

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With the warm weather we've been enjoying also comes bugs.

In 2016, the most common tick-borne illness in the USA was Lyme disease with 41,680 reported cases.

In 2017, IN reported more than 250 cases of tick-borne illness.

One pest that's recently made inroads in the D.C. area is the Lone Star Tick, Raupp said.

Many people say they've already noticed the mosquitoes returning to the Brazos Valley.

One subtitle of the CDC report said, "U.S".

The Medscape article reveals, "CDC scientists analyzed trends in the occurrence of 16 nationally reportable vector-borne diseases during 2004-2016 using data reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System". For instance, the Zika virus-a disease that can cause a fever, rash, and joint pain and has been linked to birth defects in newborns-was not well known in the US until recent years. The rash can be warm to the touch, but usually not painful or itchy.

"I'd definitely run them through the dryer when you get in", Salvant said.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was in Cortland County Friday to discuss the worry about ticks and Lyme Disease, which he says is of biggest concern in New York State. So some of the increase could just be coming from patients and doctors getting better at identifying cases that would have previously gone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

The Indiana Department of Health is encouraging Indiana residents to take precautions against tick bites.

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After spending time outside, be sure to check kids, pets and yourself for ticks.

There are also lines of clothing that come pre-treated with a compound called permethrin that acts as a repellent for mosquitoes and ticks.

If you're going into a brushy area or the woods, wear repellent that contains 20 percent or more DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 on exposed skin, the CDC says.

He says if you have to go into those areas where ticks are prominent, wear trousers and tuck them into your socks.

He also said ticks are common after camping.

Do a full-body check for ticks, and don't forget to inspect crevices like your groin, Dr. Schaffner reminds.

Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers.

Of course, that can be tricky in the summer heat, which is why bug repellent is key. The CDC website encourages people to go to a medical professional if they feel ill. "Mosquitoes are weak fliers and can not fly against the air current produced by fans", Troyano explains. "Mosquitos can lay their eggs in them, even in a bottle cap if it's sitting in your yard", he says.

Help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by emptying standing water on a regular basis from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires and birdbaths.

It's understandably tough to stick with all of these. If you're going to be in a grassy area, just be careful. If you have things like a bird bath or buckets, dump them out because that's a prime mating spot for mosquitoes.

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