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Conservation increases danger of lyme disease

LOUISE GLEN

lglen@obantimes.co.uk

A NEW study, published by the Royal Society, has found some types of conservation action could increase the abundance of ticks, which transmit diseases such as lyme disease.

The research, led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the James Hutton Institute and Scottish Natural Heritage, examined how conservation management activities could affect tick populations, wildlife host communities, the transmission of the Borrelia bacteria that can cause lyme disease and, ultimately, the risk of contracting it.

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