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Calls For Vigilance Amid Uptick In Tick-Borne Illnesses07:08
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A deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. (Victoria Arocho/AP)
A deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. (Victoria Arocho/AP)
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We all know the risks of contracting Lyme Disease, which infects an estimated 300,000 Americans each year. But now, public health officials are urging people to be on the lookout other tick-borne illnesses, which are also on the rise.

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Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets @commonhealth.

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CommonHealth: ‘Not Just Lyme Disease Anymore': 7 New Reasons To Fear Ticks This Summer

  • "(T)icks can carry a whole array of nasty bugs — with obscure names like babesiosis and Borrelia miyamotoi — and that, though much less common, they, too, are on the rise, following more slowly behind the inexorable march of Lyme disease."</li

This segment aired on July 13, 2015.

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