CDC sees rise in cases of tick borne illness
A warning as we head into the spring season.
The CDC says Babesiosis, a tick-borne disease that can be fatal in rare cases, is becoming more prevalent in the Northeast.
It can be more severe than Lyme Disease.
Symptoms include fever, chills, sweats, headaches, body aches, nausea, fatigue or muscle and joint pain.
The disease has an overall fatality rate of around 1 to 2 percent.
Cases rose 17-fold in Vermont over the last decade.