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In a recent paper in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), authors report U.S. babesiosis incidence significantly increased in northeastern states in the past decade or so.

What is this tickborne parasite, why is it increasing and what are the public health implications of it?

Joining me today to discuss Babesiosis and the new paper is Megan Swanson, MPH, Megan is with the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health at the CDC in Atlanta.

Show notes:

Trends in Reported Babesiosis Cases — United States, 2011–2019

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