• Tick species twice as likely to target humans over dogs at high temperatures

    4 days ago - By Healio

    Ticks carrying the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever are more than twice as likely to feed on humans rather than dogs when temperatures increase, study results indicate.
    The results, which were presented during the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, suggest that climate change may have an impact on human disease risk, researchers said.
    “The findings from the use of this simple but effective laboratory experiment to gauge how rising temperatures might lead to more human infections with a very dangerous tick-borne pathogen adds to the growing
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