I read an article, was published on the current Discover issue, said that Lyme disease could a critical health issue during this year becuase of recent acorn crash. The article pointed out that acorns are the important food resource for the white-footed mouse, the main target of the ticks that carry the Lyme bacterium. The recent crash in acorns will affect the mouse population to fall down, leaving more ticks to bite us. So, people who live in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states should pay more attention on your environment and your health.
Study: D.C. region at highest risk for Lyme disease
Thursday - 2/2/2012, 1:50pm ET