Global Trends: Parasite Control in Pets Increasing prevalence and geographic spread of vector-borne disease

Increasing prevalence and geographic spread of vector-borne disease

Vector-borne diseases or ‘VBDs’ are illnesses that are spread by parasites to people and animals. Diagnostics data shows that pet screening for VBDs is on the rise across the United States, which is being driven a growing prevalence and geographic spread.

U.S. vector-borne disease screening shows increased parasite detection (2010–2021)1*Map created used internal IDEXX diagnostics data

A graphic showing two maps of the USA, one from 2010 and one from 2021. The graphics have coloured sections showing the prevalence of Lyme, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis and Heartworm. The 2021 graph shows a greater prevalence of vector-borne diseases compared with 2010.

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    *Map created used internal IDEXX diagnostics data