Deer ticks, the carrier of Lyme disease. (AP)

Lyme disease, the most common tick disease, is believed to be the fastest growing disease in the world, with the number of cases in the U.S. tripling from 10,000 in 1992 to around 30,000 in 2009.

Lyme disease is still on the rise, and as if that wasn’t bad enough, Babesiosis, a disease similar to Lyme and also contracted from a tick bite, is also spreading.

Lyme disease, an inflammatory disease that can be debilitating or even fatal, is carried by blacklegged ticks which reside in woody, brushy areas. Those ticks looks something like the picture above, and expand in size as they suck your blood.

Read more about Lyme disease and Babesiosis at the CDC.