Ticking Time Bomb? Climate Change and Ixodes scapularis

TitleTicking Time Bomb? Climate Change and Ixodes scapularis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLevy, S
JournalEnviron Health Perspect
Volume122
Start PageA168
Issue6
Date Published06/2014
Keywordsbirds, Canada, change, climate, dicks, geography, ixodes, lyme, scapulars, spread
Abstract

Evidence is mounting that, on its northern front, the expanding range of Lyme disease is driven by climate change; warming temperatures allow new populations of the tick vector, Ixodes scapularis, to establish themselves in regions that were once too cold.

URLhttp://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a168/
DOI10.1289/ehp.122-A168