Lyme, the tick-borne disease that’s spreading fast, explained

Summer is the season for Lyme. Here’s how you can protect yourself.

If you’re spending time outdoors in America during the warmer months, there’s an increasing risk you’ll be infected with a disease spread by insects or ticks.

That’s the major finding of a new report by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When they looked at the number of illnesses spread by mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas between 2004 and 2016, they found that cases had more than tripled.


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