A 70-Year-Old Man Had 3 Tickborne Diseases at Once — Here’s How That Happens

Updated July 4, 2021

Prevention Magazine spoke to Thomas A. Russo, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, about how a 70-year-old man had three tick-borne diseases at once. “It’s relatively uncommon for a tick to have all three diseases,” said Russo. “It’s more common for a tick to have two out of three, and most common for a tick to have one.” The article also appeared in other news outlets.