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Published on Oct 26, 2011
Since its discovery in 1975, Lyme disease has become one of the most commonly reported diseases transmitted by insects, spiders or other arthropods. Declining biodiversity may be a contributing factor in the rise of Lyme disease in humans. Explore this unexpected consequence of human impact on animal habitats in this new Science Bulletins feature.
Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.