According to Buncombe County Health and Human Services, the county had 21 reported cases of Lyme disease in 2018. Western North Carolina is a hot spot for the disease as well as other vector-borne illnesses (those transmitted by carriers such as mosquitoes, ticks and fleas).
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Bug bites: The lowdown on no-see-ums
No-see-ums, also known as sand flies, can ruin a beach vacation. Learn more about these tiny pests (and others) to protect yourself from bites.