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Lyme disease increases in Canada as climate, land use change

May 18, 2016

CBC News | May. 17, 2016

The reason Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada is thought to be a combination of greater awareness, increased reporting and climate change. As more cases arise, doctors are still getting used to reporting them to public health departments, said Dr. David Fisman of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto. He has studied how ticks expanded northward into the most heavily populated areas of Canada. Read more.