CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Vector Borne Diseases
More than 640,000 cases reported, 2004-2016: Illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites increased from 2004 - 2016
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
The number of illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites has more than tripled in the US, with over 640,000 cases reported from 2004 through 2016. Widespread and difficult to control, diseases from mosquitoes and ticks are major causes of illness and sometimes death.
Robert Redfield, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lyle Petersen, M.D.,MPH, Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Tuesday, May 1, at 12:00 p.m. ET
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