Diseases Spread By Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Have Surged Since 2004, CDC Says04:55
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This file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. (Victoria Arocho, File/AP)
This file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. (Victoria Arocho, File/AP)
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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in the U.S. between 2004 and 2016.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Peter Hotez (@PeterHotez), dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

This segment aired on May 2, 2018.

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