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Forest ecology shapes Lyme disease risk in the eastern US: Predators, acorns, & fragmentation regulate numbers of infected tickswww.sciencedaily.com

In the eastern US, risk of contracting Lyme disease is higher in fragmented forests with high rodent densities and low numbers of resident fox, opossum, and raccoons. These are among the findings from an analysis of 19 years of data on the ecology of tick-borne disease in a forested landscape.

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