A 2014 EPA report identified 4 new climate change benchmarks: number of yearly household heating- and cooling-days, wildfire frequency, Great Lakes temperatures and water levels, and Lyme disease cases.

In information wars, the conflict isn’t always between “real” and “fake” news, but between facts and values, writes David Scales in “French Lessons,” his aptly-titled piece about chronic Lyme disease for Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.  

Per the CDC, Lyme disease infects around 300,000 people a year. Its vector, the deer tick—though hosts include rabbits, birds, and other wildlife—lives in an area that’s more than doubled in the last 2 decades.  

To investigate transmission of zoonotic diseases, 2 master’s degree candidates at Duke Global Health Institute spent 3 months in Mongolia, sleeping in tents and collecting blood and serum samples from wild and domesticated animals.   After collecting the samples, the…

A key protein, identified by researchers at the University of Toronto, may help explain why Lyme disease symptoms sometimes linger, even after antibiotic treatment. The protein, tagged BBK32, lives on the surface of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease (Borrelia…

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, recently detected a new strain of tick-borne bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Borrelia mayonii, the new species, was found in 6 patients using available tests for Lyme disease—but other cases are probably being…