Smart-Take: Lyme Disease

July 01, 2015 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Add the spread of Lyme Disease to the growing list of threats posed by global warming. Warming trends, Scientific American reported recently, increase both the range of geographies that disease-carrying ticks can survive and lengthens their feeding times. The report comes after a study published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, and highlights the need for greater awareness of the prevalence of the disease—and an understanding of how to protect yourself from it.

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