|Title||Linkages of Weather and Climate With Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae), Enzootic Transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, and Lyme Disease in North America|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Eisen RJ, Eisen L, Ogden NH, Beard CB|
|Journal||J Med Entomol|
|Keywords||Borrelia burgdorferi; Ixodes pacificus; Ixodes scapularis; Lyme disease; climate change|
Lyme disease has increased both in incidence and geographic extent in the United States and Canada over the past two decades. One of the underlying causes is changes during the same time period in the distribution and abundance of the primary vectors: Ixodes scapularis Say and Ixodes pacificus Cooley and Kohls in eastern and western North America, respectively.