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  • Model predicts where ticks, Lyme disease will appear next in Midwest states

    Portrait of researcher standing in the woods with his arms crossed.

    Entomology professor Brian Allan and his colleagues built a model that can accurately predict future occurrences of black-legged ticks in the Midwest.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes

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    The paper “Landscape features predict the current and forecast the future geographic spread of Lyme disease” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2278