Conspicuous impacts of inconspicuous hosts on the Lyme disease epidemic.

  title={Conspicuous impacts of inconspicuous hosts on the Lyme disease epidemic.},
  author={Dustin Brisson and Daniel E. Dykhuizen and Richard S Ostfeld},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={275 1631},
Emerging zoonotic pathogens are a constant threat to human health throughout the world. Control strategies to protect public health regularly fail, due in part to the tendency to focus on a single host species assumed to be the primary reservoir for a pathogen. Here, we present evidence that a diverse set of species can play an important role in determining disease risk to humans using Lyme disease as a model. Host-targeted public health strategies to control the Lyme disease epidemic in North… CONTINUE READING
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