Exhaustive work in woods produces map showing high-risk areas for Lyme disease

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Researchers from Yale School of Public Health, have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

The map shows a clear risk of Lyme disease across much of the Northeast, from Maine to northern Virginia. Researchers also identified a distinct high-risk region in the upper Midwest, including most of Wisconsin, northern Minnesota and a sliver of northern Illinois. Areas highlighted as “emerging risk” regions include the Illinois-Indiana border, the New York-Vermont border, southwestern Michigan and eastern North Dakota.

Source:Washingtonpost

JinGu Lee, Vertices, research intern, gis@vertices.com

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