National Science Foundation Precautions for Tick-Borne Disease Extend Beyond Lyme  “September 7, 2012 This years mild winter and early spring were a bonanza for tick populations in the eastern United States. Reports of tick-borne disease rose fast. While Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, new research results emphasize that it is not the greatest cause for concern in most Southeastern states. The findings are published today in a paper in the journal Zoonoses and Public Health.” ... Please read entire Press release at Permission to post on One Health Initiative website by Cheryl L. Dybas, National Science Foundation, September 10, 2012.