Analysis | The Health 202: It’s not hard to imagine a worse pandemic, Tom Frieden says – The Washington Post

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Analysis The Health 202 Its Not Hard To Imagine A Worse Pandemic Tom Frieden Says The Washington Post

One type of scenario that would be very concerning: What would happen if some of the vector-based diseases became deadlier? I think about, for example, tick-borne disease. In the U.S., there are three or four hundred thousand cases of Lyme disease every year. Now, around the world, there are ticks that carry Ebola-like illnesses … What would happen if the ticks in the U.S. were to get infected with an Ebola-like illness, so instead of worrying about Lyme disease you had to worry about something that could cause you to bleed to death?