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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. APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images

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

Danielle Prieur Dec 4, 2018
The number of people who got sick in the United States from an infected mosquito, tick, or flea tripled between 2004 and 2016. APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images
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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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