Worth Knowing: CDC releases frightening report on increasing bug-borne illnesses (VIDEO!)
The Center for Disease Control has released a report indicating that illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled from 2004-2016, with 640,000 cases reported during that period. Since 2004, at least nine such diseases have been discovered or newly introduced here. Key takeaways from the CDC report include:
Mosquito and tick bites are threatening our health.
Zika is among nine new germs discovered or introduced in the U.S. since 2004.
Better control of ticks and mosquitoes is needed to protect people from these diseases.
Local health departments and vector control organizations are our main defense.
Yet 84% of these local organizations lack 1 or more core competencies.
Learn more at www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns. And wear bug repellant!
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