New research suggests surge in lyme disease tied to fewer foxes

A new scientific study finds that lyme disease has increased the fastest in places -- like Minnesota -- where red fox numbers are shrinking. The ticks that carry the disease often live on mice, chipmunks, or other small mammals that are prey for foxes. The spread of coyotes has fox numbers dwindling in many areas.
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A new scientific study finds that lyme disease has increased the fastest in places -- like Minnesota -- where red fox numbers are shrinking. The ticks that carry the disease often live on mice, chipmunks, or other small mammals that are prey for foxes. The spread of coyotes has fox numbers dwindling in many areas.

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