According to a new report, the number of infectivity by ticks has strike a record high in the U.S. In 2017, almost 60,000 people were identified with a tick-borne infection—mostly Lyme disease—the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) stated. And that is approximately certainly just a portion of the true count.
Dr. John Aucott—Chair of the Federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center—said that the actual number of reported cases is most likely 10 times than that. The working group issued a report recently asserting that the federal government and states should spend more to follow, prevent, and cure these infections as they infect people progressively. Dr. Aucott told to NBC News that there are many cases reported every year, the geographic distribution expands. Congress told to the HHS (Health and Human Services Department) to plan the working group as a part of the “21st Century Cures Act, 2016.” It is pretty clear that ticks are contaminating many people as the bugs spread and much more work is required to keep follow-up of these infections to cure people suffering from them.
Recently, the CDC along with Alzheimer’s Association was also in news for outlining future in Alzheimer’s battle. In an attempt to assist health officers the CDC and the Alzheimer’s Association have disclosed the third version of the “Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map.” This report is meant to offer public health officers with a set of techniques to understand a better future for all communities affected by dementia. Kim Blackstock—an Alzheimer’s Association’s volunteer—stated that the “Healthy Brain Initiative” offers important information about Alzheimer’s disease in addition to other dementias; it also makes much-needed alertness for the Alzheimer’s endemic.