Ecologists warn of surge in Lyme disease this spring

A disease ecologist has warned that there may be a surge in Lyme disease in Northeast USA this spring. Because of a shortage of acorns, the population of white-footed mice is decreasing. With fewer mice, the ticks that carry Lyme disease will search for other mammals to bite, including humans.

Travellers in this region who go camping or hiking in wooded areas should take all necessary precautions to avoid tick bites.

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