Note: This article is technical. Many Latitudes.org readers are concerned about Lyme and related infections that can have severe consequences and are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat.
A September 2019 journal article explores different infectious agents that can be carried by three species of ticks found in Long Island, New York.
Tick-borne diseases have doubled in the last 12 years, and their geographic distribution has spread as well. The clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases can range from asymptomatic to fatal infections, with a disproportionate incidence in children and the elderly.