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With a rise in tick, mosquito and flea-borne infections, come high health care costs

Danielle Prieur Dec 4, 2018
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The number of people who got sick in the United States from an infected mosquito, tick, or flea tripled between 2004 and 2016.
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The number of people who got sick in the United States from an infected mosquito, tick, or flea tripled between 2004 and 2016. In Florida, changing climate and a lack of good diagnostic tools make it easier for insect-borne diseases like Eastern Equine Encephalitis to spread. The personal and financial costs of even one case of this disease can be catastrophic.

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