Rise in coyote population linked to Lyme disease June 21, 2012 Michigan

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Rise in coyote population linked to Lyme disease June 21, 2012 Michigan, The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
... in new study published by the National Academy of Sciences.... "increases in Lyme disease in the northeastern and midwestern United States ... coincide with a range-wide decline of a key small-mammal predator, the red fox, likely due to expansion of coyote populations." ...Young ticks, however - which may carry more of the [Lyme] bacteria - are more likely to hitch a ride on the skins of mice and other small rodents.

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