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Lyme disease predicted to rise in United States as climate warms

JacksinPA

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181101085246.htm

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America and its incidence has risen sharply in the last decade. Since its progression depends on environmental factors, increases in daily temperatures, a manifestation of climate change, might be contributing to a rise in the number of ticks as well as a greater availability of hosts. A new study looked at the relationship between climatic variables and the incidence of Lyme disease in 15 U.S. states. The study found that rising temperatures are expected to boost the number of cases of Lyme disease by more than 20 percent by mid-century.
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Trump may not believe in global warming but don't tell that to the ticks. Not only do they carry Lyme Disease but also the protozoal parasite Babesia, the cause of another disease called babesiosis. The effect of a Babesia infection can vary from no symptoms to kidney failure & death.
 

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181101085246.htm

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America and its incidence has risen sharply in the last decade. Since its progression depends on environmental factors, increases in daily temperatures, a manifestation of climate change, might be contributing to a rise in the number of ticks as well as a greater availability of hosts. A new study looked at the relationship between climatic variables and the incidence of Lyme disease in 15 U.S. states. The study found that rising temperatures are expected to boost the number of cases of Lyme disease by more than 20 percent by mid-century.
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Trump may not believe in global warming but don't tell that to the ticks. Not only do they carry Lyme Disease but also the protozoal parasite Babesia, the cause of another disease called babesiosis. The effect of a Babesia infection can vary from no symptoms to kidney failure & death.

This is tripe:

1) that it is getting diagnosed more does not mean that there is more of it, maybe what we have is more awareness of it

2) that someone says that it may go up 20% over the next 30 years all predicated on guesses of that the environmental temperatures will be which we dont know and even our guesses are iffy does not rank this something that makes the short list of the things I care about.....iffy guesses about the future of relatively minor problems does not get my juices going.
 
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