Lyme disease cases may rise 92 per cent in US due to climate change

By | February 10, 2020
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A warming climate could nearly double new cases of Lyme disease in the US

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Climate change could spur a 92 per cent increase in new cases of Lyme disease in the US by the end of the century, even if the world manages to limit warming to the commitments of the Paris climate deal.

The number of people in the US being infected has been steadily rising in recent years, and there is no human vaccine for the disease, which can lead to lifelong health problems if not treated early. So far, the evidence …

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