As per the researchers from federal reported this Tuesday, the number of Americans is increasing day by day by the infection carried out by the diseases through mosquitoes and ticks. Almost, 640,000 Americans are being infected by the vector-borne disease as known, from 2004 to 2016, along with new diseases, such as Bourbon virus to Zika, as shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Well, the number of cases went on increasing from 2004 to 2016 that is from 27,388 to 96,000, as added by CDC. The increase in this numbers has come through Zika virus and ticks in 2015. This summer it’s been too hot to sustain from this disease, as added by Dr. Lyle Petersen from the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
However, it has known that the mosquito-borne diseases are likely to spread or get worse during summers. West Nile fever is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes, have majorly spread in the United States, and this has particularly occurred during summer. Higher the temperature, more the chances of infection, as said by Petersen.
This report intensely proves that all these diseases such as Zika, West Nile Virus, dengue, Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and plague with some more evolving virus that has been carried out by ticks, mosquitoes, fleas have been constantly increasing creating danger towards the public health, as stated by Wiesman.
Most of the disease have basically come from plane flight, as the means of traveling and trading have been increasing carrying the diseases. Meaning, the viral infection like chikungunya in 2014 and Zika in 2015, both are mosquito-borne virus carried by the travelers.
Right now, investigation is being done on how the climatic changes can affect the spreading of vector-borne diseases so as to take an appropriate step in protecting public health. In addition, they have been supporting the federal investments in researching and developing new vaccines to protect from Lyme disease, Zike, with other dangerous vector-borne diseases. Still, there’s a relief that Plague cases never boast up, a flea-borne disease, Endemic plague, which is transmitted in most of the rural southwestern United States, hardly 17 cases not more than that in a year been noticed, as per the CDC reports.