Lyme borreliosis in Europe. Influences of climate and climate change, epidemiology, ecology and adaptation measures

By: Lindgren, Elisabet & Thomas G.T. Jaenson

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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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Title: Lyme borreliosis in Europe. Influences of climate and climate change, epidemiology, ecology and adaptation measures

Author: Lindgren, Elisabet & Thomas G.T. Jaenson

Categories: Ticks & Emerging Tick-borne Diseases, specialist publications,

ISBN: 9289022914

ISBN 13: 9789289022910

Condition: New

Inventory number: 979411

Keywords: 9789289022910 Lyme borreliosis in Europe