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Climate change to boost Lyme disease cases in northeast and midwest U.S. by over 35%, study finds

A recent study published in the journal EcoHealthfound that as climate change progresses, Lyme disease cases are set to increase dramatically in the northeastern and upper midwestern U.S.

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Dogs are key to stopping spread of deadly tick epidemic in U.S., Mexico

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is on the rise in parts of Mexico and the United States. Climate change and dogs could be crucial to the fight against the tick-borne scourge.
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Why areca nut plantations are driving 'monkey fever'

A tick-borne infection often spread in areca nut plantations in India is among several on the rise around the world. Can we get better at tackling these outbreaks?
Babesiosis tick-borne disease

Babesiosis, a tick-borne disease, is on the rise in the northeast, C.D.C. reports

Babesiosis, which can cause flulike symptoms, could be spreading because of rising temperatures and the growing deer population.
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Climate change forcing wildlife to move north

Climate change is forcing wildlife to move north — and they're bringing diseases with them

More interaction between humans and wildlife like ticks mean rise in risk of spreading disease.

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Maine’s bold climate action plan will require money, commitment

The plan would cost billions of dollars to execute, but state leaders say the cost of doing nothing would be even greater.
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