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Acorn, White-Footed Mice and Tick Cycle Augment Risks of Lyme Disease in 2012

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It’s been explained at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) that the northeastern part of the United States faces the worst year yet for Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections because of the abundance of an unnoticed component of the disease’s complex ecology. A heavy crop of acorns will fuel a population bloom in white-footed mice that stash the acorns for winter food.

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