Tick-borne diseases are a growing public health concern across much of North America.1 Black-legged ticks, in particular, continue their range of expansion in the northeast and upper midwestern United States, bringing with them an impressive list of human pathogens. Dr Mead puts the consequences of this phenomenon into context in our first article, entitled, “Epidemiology of Lyme disease.” East of the Mississippi, the vector tick Ixodes scapularis, commonly called the deer tick, may transmit seven different pathogens.
Source: Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research