Oh yes, I am from New England but got my first bite, that I know of in Northern VA/DC area. My friend who is also from the Berkshires was the first known ase of Lyme in New England 20 years ago. You know it's worse than that.
i was not concerned about lyme in VT 15 years ago because it was not in the area much. then about 8 years ago i heard it was getting bad in Bennington county/ borders western mass.
now i think it is going further north as i know a few people in rutland co. who lived there all there lives, in the country with horses etc. and never had a problem till they got bit last year and had the rash and fever.
interesting how it spreads.
we lost 90% of our bat population. the fungus.. white nose syndrome started in the north east..new york and vt and then it spread to i don't know how many states now..about 5 years.. fast.
as the planet changes so do the pathogens too many people, pollution?..
It's just Mother Nature's way. Things are never steady-state. When the great Ice Age ended millenia ago, it wasn't because the few hunting-and-gathering humans caused the global temp to rise -- there simply weren't enough of them to have that effect. Ditto the 'Little Ice Age' that occurred in the Middle Ages.
Pathogens and diseases rise and fall as well. New diseases come into being (AIDS, anyone?), and it's due to many more factors than just 'too many people'. imho and that of a few other people.
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