The percentage of Canadians living in areas with Lyme-infected blacklegged (Ixodes scapularis) ticks is expected to increase from less than 20% in 2010 to more than 80% by 2020. By the end of the century, most of the provinces and parts of the Northwest Territories will be home to infected populations of ticks. This video shows what that spread will look like.
For More Information:
- BLOG: The Perfect Storm: Why There Are Suddenly So Many Ticks in Canada
- RESEARCH: Predicting the rate of invasion of the agent of Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi
- RESEARCH: Predicting the speed of tick invasion: An empirical model of range expansion for Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis in Canada
- RESEARCH: Ecological Niche Modeling of Lyme Disease in British Columbia, Canada