Evidence that climate change has caused 'emergence' of tick-borne diseases in Europe?

  title={Evidence that climate change has caused 'emergence' of tick-borne diseases in Europe?},
  author={Sarah E. Randolph},
  journal={International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM},
  volume={293 Suppl 37},
Even though tick-borne disease systems are highly susceptible to climatic influences, climate change to date is not necessarily the cause of the marked increased incidence of a variety of tick-borne diseases in many parts of Europe over the past two decades. To test for causality, rather than coincidence, we need to examine whether the right sorts of climate change have occurred at the right time and in the right places to account for the observed heterogeneous temporal and spatial patterns of… CONTINUE READING
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