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.
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