Lindgren, Elisabet & Thomas G.T. Jaenson
Title Lyme borreliosis in Europe. Influences of climate and climate change, epidemiology, ecology and adaptation measures
9289022914 / 9789289022910
Inventory number 979411
2006. 30cm. Pp.34. Figures, tables and maps (some colour), extensive bibliography. Binding : ebook
Ticks are highly sensitive to changes in seasonal climate. Since the 1980s, tick vectors have increased in density and spread into higher latitudes and altitudes in Europe. Future climate change in Europe is therefore likely to facilitate the spread of Lyme borreliosis in the same way, while reducing its occurrence in areas that become hotter and drier.
Although it is treatable with antibiotics, Lyme borreliosis is the most common vector-borne disease in Europe and may lead to severe complications of the neurological system, the heart, and the joints. It is caused by a spirochete, which is transmitted to humans by ticks whose reservoir animals are small rodents, insectivores, hares and birds.
Lyme borreliosis in Europe reviews the impacts of climate change on Lyme borreliosis in the region.
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9789289022910 Lyme borreliosis in Europe