Claim: Climate is causing a Rapid Rise in Lyme Disease Infections

Watts Up With That?

This "classic" bull's-eye rash is also called erythema migrans. A rash caused by Lyme does not always look like this and approximately 25% of those infected with Lyme disease may have no rash. This “classic” bull’s-eye rash is also called erythema migrans. A rash caused by Lyme does not always look like this and approximately 25% of those infected with Lyme disease may have no rash. By Photo Credit: James GathanyContent Providers(s): CDC/ James Gathany – This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #9875.Note: Not all PHIL images are public domain; be sure to check copyright status and credit authors and content providers.English| Slovenščina| +/−, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2546074

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Zoonotic disease researcher Katharine Walter has claimed that climate is causing a massive rise in human cases of potentially debilitating Lyme Disease. But there are a few problems with this theory.

Deer tick invasion

Encounters with ticks didn’t always cast a dark shadow over North American summers. Cases of…

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