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  • Lyme disease tick adapts to life on the (fragmented) prairie

    The Lyme disease tick, seen here in its larval, nymph and adult forms, is advancing across "the prairie state."

    The Lyme disease tick, seen here in its larval, nymph and adult forms, is advancing across "the prairie state."

    Photo by Illinois Natural History Survey

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  • Editor's note: To contact Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, call 217-333-6856; email nohram@illinois.edu. The paper, “Ixodes scapularis and Borrelia burgdorferi Among Diverse Habitats Within a Natural Area in East-Central Illinois,” in the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.