CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Vector Borne Diseases

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More than 640,000 cases reported, 2004-2016: Illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites increased from 2004 - 2016

Media Advisory

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET

(404) 639-3286


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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