Climate Change Aids Spread Of Lyme Disease

Jul 14, 2017

Lyme disease is scary, plain and simple. 

A deer tick, the carrier and transmitter of Lyme disease.
Credit Scott Bauer, U.S. Department of Agriculture

It can cause a host of problems in humans, including damage to the joints, the heart, and the nervous system.  And it appears to be spreading. 

Geos Institute chief scientist Dominick DellaSala attributes the spread of Lyme to global warming, which allows the ticks that carry the disease to expand their range. 

DellaSala visits with details of his report, and a story of the disease hitting close to his home.