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Lyme ticks emerging earlier with climate change

Feb 19, 2015 12:02 am
[caption width="230" align="alignleft"] From Wikipedia.[/caption]The Associated Press in The Daily Freeman reports that a Hudson Valley researcher says ticks that carry Lyme disease are emerging earlier in spring and spreading into new geographic regions, a trend that corresponds with climate warming trends. Biologist Richard Ostfeld at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook in Dutchess County says that two decades of data shows nymphal ticks emerging as much as three weeks earlier in the Hudson Valley each spring. Ostfeld co-authored a study with Taal Levi of Oregon State University published this week in the journal “Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.” Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.
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