Tick Borne Disease in Vermont and Maine

The CDC has added New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to the list of states where the tick-borne disease Babesiosis is now considered endemic.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that cases of the tick-borne disease Babesiosis have significantly increased in three New England states, where the illness is now considered endemic.

Based on the number of cases that were documented between 2011 and 2019, the CDC concluded that babesiosis is now endemic in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

Massachusetts has already been identified as the epicenter of the disease. Over the same eight-year period, the state had the second-most cases reported to the CDC, with 4,136 cases. According to the report, New York had the most cases during that time period, with a total of 4,738,

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