Cases of “Babesiosis” Tick-borne Disease Increase – NBC New York (47)

Babesiosis, a tick-borne disease that can be fatal in some cases, is becoming more prevalent in the northeastern United States, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In addition, babesiosis is considered endemic in three new states: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Previously, the disease was only considered endemic in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.

Symptoms of babesiosis include fever, chills, sweating, headaches and body aches, nausea, fatigue, or muscle and joint pain. Up to 20% of adult cases and 50% of pediatric cases are asymptomatic.

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