Categories: world

Tick season is here: New flock species, more fat-borne diseases feared

The emergence of warmer weather gives rise to worries about ticks. And according to the Centers for Disease Control, spots and the diseases they carry constitute an increasing threat to the United States Here's what you need to know: New bacteria, new ticks According to the CDC, the growing threat of ticks from newly discovered disease-causing bacteria, an increasing number of bitch-borne diseases, growing geographical areas for ticks and a new new fasting species found in the United States Over the past two decades, seven new Attached-borne bacteria that can cause disease identified in the United States Reported cases are increasing In 201 7, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of attachment-borne diseases to CDC-59,349 cases compared to 48,610 the year before. The reported number of cases of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis / ehrlichiosis, spoetted fever rickettsiosis (including Rocky Mountain spotted fever), babesiosis, tularemia and Powassan virus disease increased. In Alabama, 728 cases of attachment-borne diseases were reported, up from 512 the previous year. Most of the 2017 cases – 671 – detected fever rickettsiosis; 39 was Lyme Disease. [embedded content] Tick can be found in several areas Tick-related diseases are not only more common, the creatures themselves are now in several areas. The geographical area of ​​some spots spreading bacteria also continues to increase. One example is the lone star tab that transmits the pathogens that cause ehrlichiosis, tularemia and heartland virus disease. The lone star tab continues to expand from its original territory in…

The emergence of warmer weather gives rise to worries about ticks.

And according to the Centers for Disease Control, spots and the diseases they carry constitute an increasing threat to the United States

Here’s what you need to know:

New bacteria, new ticks

According to the CDC, the growing threat of ticks from newly discovered disease-causing bacteria, an increasing number of bitch-borne diseases, growing geographical areas for ticks and a new new fasting species found in the United States

Over the past two decades, seven new Attached-borne bacteria that can cause disease identified in the United States

Reported cases are increasing

In 201

7, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of attachment-borne diseases to CDC-59,349 cases compared to 48,610 the year before.

The reported number of cases of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis / ehrlichiosis, spoetted fever rickettsiosis (including Rocky Mountain spotted fever), babesiosis, tularemia and Powassan virus disease increased.

In Alabama, 728 cases of attachment-borne diseases were reported, up from 512 the previous year. Most of the 2017 cases – 671 – detected fever rickettsiosis; 39 was Lyme Disease.

Tick can be found in several areas

Tick-related diseases are not only more common, the creatures themselves are now in several areas.

The geographical area of ​​some spots spreading bacteria also continues to increase. One example is the lone star tab that transmits the pathogens that cause ehrlichiosis, tularemia and heartland virus disease. The lone star tab continues to expand from its original territory in the southeastern United States to northern and interstate states. The number of counties with the black bitches responsible for most cases of Lyme diseases and other serious chronic diseases in the United States has also more than doubled over the past 29 years.

CDC

The number of disease cases from ticks.

New Birds

Concerns were raised last year in connection with the emergence of new fish specialties – the Asian Longhorned Tick – a field not previously found in the United States In other countries, bites from longhorned ticks can make people and animals serious ill. As of this month, no harmful bacteria have been found in this particular ticks that have been collected in the United States, but research is ongoing.

How to protect yourself

To protect yourself and your family from tickbites and the diseases they can take, CDC recommends:

  • Avoid areas with high grass and foliage and go in the middle of the tracks as you walk.
  • Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered insecticides containing DEET, picaridine, IR3535, lemon eucalyptus oil, para-mentan diol or 2-undecano.
  • Use products that contain permethrin to treat clothing and gear, eg. boots, pants, stockings and tents or look for clothes before being treated with permethrin.
  • Treat dogs for ticks. Dogs are very sensitive to fixation bites and some chewable diseases. They can also get ticks in your home. Talk to your veterinarian about the best cross-prevention products for your dog.
  • Bathing or showering as soon as possible after coming indoors to wash away and easier to find creeping ticks before they bite you.
  • Make a full body tick Check using a handheld or full length mirror to see all parts of your body as you return from field infected areas. Parents should help children to check thoroughly for ticks. Remove any ticks immediately.
  • Put dry clothes in a high heat dryer for 10 minutes to kill ticks when you come indoors. If the clothes are damp, dry thoroughly and then dry high for 10 minutes.
Share
Published by
Faela