Lyme disease which has historically been rampant in the northeast United States is spreading all over the country says the CDC.

The latest figures are troubling with the northeastern states seeing more than 320 percent increase,”  They also note that the disease is appearing in states where its never been recorded before.

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The largest explanation for this growth is climate change
The recent jump in forest clearing has killed off many of the animals that prey on them and leaving them without a predator to keep them in check.

So when humans start wondering into this terrain the ticks have a new source to feed on. Due to warmer temperatures ticks are spreading into other new areas.

New and Exciting Lyme Disease Research

Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria is the cause of Lyme Disease and is found on blacklegged deer ticks. Symptoms include a high fever, headaches, fatigue, and a skin rash. In some cases can be fatal and is hard to diagnose

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Click here to see what to do to prevent yourself against Lyme disease—and what to do if you have it.

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