Life-Threatening Tick-borne Disease

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Volume 28 Number 2


By Frank Hubbell, DO

Illustrations by T.B.R. Walsh

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The problem is simple: ticks are little cesspools, and they can spread a wide variety of potentially serious illnesses. Ticks are the leading cause of insect vector-borne disease in the USA and second only to mosquitoes worldwide. In fact, 95% of all insect vector-borne diseases in North America are spread by ticks.


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Ticks Worldwide

September/October 2010  ISSN-1059-6518  Volume 23 Number 5

By Frank Hubbell, DO

Ticks Worldwide:

Ticks are little cesspools.


It is estimated that ticks exceed all other arthropods in the number and variety of diseases that they can transmit.


Tickborne diseases are some of the leading insect vector-borne diseases in the world, and they seem to be on the rise.


Tickborne diseases are second only to mosquito-borne illnesses for spread of disease around the world.


Mosquito-borne diseases are the most common cause of death (mortality) and disease (morbidity) on earth.

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