But wait, there is yet another reason why you do not want to get bitten by a tick.

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Volume 28 Number 4

 By Frank Hubbell, DO

A tick bite can spread various diseases, but, as it turns Read more

Life-Threatening Tick-borne Disease

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Volume 28 Number 2


By Frank Hubbell, DO

Illustrations by T.B.R. Walsh

Powassan virus is an arbovirus, Read more

Update and Summary of Tickborne Diseases in North America

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Volume 27 Number 5


In previous editions of the WMNL, articles have been written on the various tickborne diseases. Over the past few years several important changes have occurred, and there have been several more illnesses added to the list.

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– Leading insect vectorborne diseases in USA.

– 95% of all insect vectorborne illnesses in USA.

– Second only to mosquitoes worldwide in causing and spreading disease.

– Ticks are little cesspools.

– Lyme Disease is the #1 tickborne illness.

– Anaplasmosis (HGA) is the #2 tickborne illness.

Here is the current list of tickborne diseases seen in North America:

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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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