Global Warming May Spread Lyme Disease

May 4, 2015 Scientific American

Scientists tackle the difficult problem of how climate change aids the spread of the tick-borne disease

USGCRP Climate & Health Assessment | GlobalChange.gov

Has Climate Change Made Lyme Disease Worse?

Scientific Ameriacn, September 22, 2014

While the disease is reported coast-to-coast, it is highly concentrated on the Eastern Seaboard, with a range expanding north into Canada and south through Virginia. Reasons for the spread are not fully understood but include suburbanization and the growth of suitable habitat for the black-legged tick, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC believes climate change may be a factor, and this spring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added Lyme disease to its list of climate change indicators.

*Refers to case in Bozeman, MT

Tick-Borne Diseases on the Rise, Thanks to Global Warming

Lyme disease is bad enough. But it’s just the beginning of a host of odd and ugly diseases ticks transmit, public health officials are finding.

Lyme Disease Surges North, and Canada Moves Out of Denial

Truthout, September 29, 2014

One of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in Canada as it struggles to cope with Lyme disease’s migration into North America.

Lyme Disease Surges North

Scientific American, September 24, 2014:

One of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in one of the world’s most advanced economies, as Canada belatedly struggles to cope with Lyme disease’s migration in North America

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