Another Tick-Borne Disease To Worry About – NPR

Another Tick-Borne Disease To Worry About  NPR

When a tick bores into your skin, anchoring itself for what can be a leisurely meal while often spreading germs, it isn’t just Lyme disease that you have to worry about. Various kinds of ticks have been shown to carry at least 16 different diseases in the U.S alone that can infect humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Infection. Now add one more to the global list of ills that a tick bite can bring about, according to a study in the May 30 New England Journal of Medicine. The study, identifying a new tick-borne disease, shows that we still don’t know how many more such di…