But this isn't "new" news, right? I mean, I read about mosquitos carrying lyme bacteria several years back but that they haven't proven transmission yet. Just a matter of time?
Mosquitos transmit a lot of diseases worldwide. It is extremely concerning in general.
Per Wikipedia (bold emphasis is mine):
"Mosquito-borne diseases or mosquito-borne illnesses are diseases caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites transmitted by mosquitoes. They can transmit disease without being affected themselves. Nearly 700 million people get a mosquito borne illness each year resulting in over one million deaths.
Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include: malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, tularemia, dirofilariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Ross River fever, Barmah Forest fever, La Crosse encephalitis, and Zika fever."