Tick Uptick: How Last Year’s ‘Mouse Plague’ May Ruin Your Summer in the Northeast (NPR)

So we have this to look forward to: ecologists who have studied Lyme disease for 20 years predict a rise in infected ticks in the Northeast this summer.

Apparently in 2016, this neck of the woods suffered a “mouse plague” —an invasion of white-footed mice, which are expert at efficiently transmitting Lyme disease to Northeastern ticks. Read more about the anticipated situation.

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