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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.