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BACKGROUND Lyme disease is the commonest vector-borne zoonosis in the temperate world, and an emerging infectious disease in Canada due to expansion of the geographic range of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis. Studies suggest that climate change will accelerate Lyme disease emergence by enhancing climatic suitability for I. scapularis. Risk maps will help(More)
In southeastern Canada, most populations of Ixodes scapularis Say, the Lyme disease vector, occur in Carolinian forests. Climate change projections suggest a northward range expansion of I. scapularis this century, but it is unclear whether more northerly habitats are suitable for I. scapularis survival. In this study, we assessed the suitability of(More)
Diverse fecal and nonfecal bacterial contamination and nutrient sources (e.g. agriculture, human activities and wildlife) represent a considerable non-point source load entering natural recreational waters which may adversely affect water quality. Monitoring of natural recreational water microbial quality is most often based mainly on testing a set of(More)
www.thelancet.com/infection Vol 15 August 2015 873 more parents are delaying and refusing vaccines through non-medical exemptions. As legislators, they are looking for a direct legislative fi x by proposing to eliminate nonmedical exemptions altogether. Unfortunately, despite the good intentions, this approach is imprudent. The problem of vaccine hesitancy(More)
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