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  Mosquito-borne Diseases
  Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Mosquitoes, ticks and other insects can be annoying. But, being bothersome is a minor issue when compared to the serious diseases they can transmit. Here in the United States, the most common tick-borne disease is Lyme disease, spread by the deer tick.


 

West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, is less common than Lyme disease but can be significantly more dangerous.

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