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
April 7, 2015 U.S. Global Change Research Program
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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