Increase in Lyme disease cases might have a coyote connection July 8, 2012 Michigan

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Increase in Lyme disease cases might have a coyote connection July 8, 2012 Michigan, Detroit Free Press
... Increases in the deer population have been blamed for the explosion of Lyme disease cases, but changes in the numbers of foxes and coyotes -- and what they eat -- actually might be responsible, according to a study published late last month. ... As coyotes have expanded in numbers and range, the new study suggests, they interfere with the important role served by foxes: to suppress rodent hosts of Lyme disease, especially around human habitation.


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