Babesiosis cases double in Northeast: Symptoms, treatment, explained

Xavier Roger


Cases of a tickborne disease called babesiosis increased significantly from 2011 to 2019 in a cluster of Northeastern states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

The CDC said the largest increase in cases were found in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The disease also is endemic in six other states, including in the upper Midwest: Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

The study authors said doctors and public health officials should be aware of babesiosis and inform people in at-risk states on ways to prevent the tickborne disease. The study describes itself as the first comprehensive assessment of state trends over several years.


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