Tick-Borne Diseases Surging in New England
Illness cases have doubled since 2004, with New England states seeing a big chunk of the increase.
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Ticks and the diseases they transmit are on the rise across the country (tick-borne illness cases have doubled since 2004, reports the CDC), but New England is responsible for a large number of the new cases. Massachusetts had the third-highest number of tick-related cases between 2004 and 2016, and New Hampshire ranked tenth.