Health quotes Dill in article about rise of Babesiosis

In an article about the rise of the tick-borne disease Babesiosis, Health spoke to Griffin Dill, manager of the Tick Lab at the University of Maine. Dill said that the increasing spread of babesiosis is directly related to the increasing population size and geographic range of the blacklegged tick. “There are a variety of factors including land use change, climate change, changes in wildlife populations, and changes in human behavior that have contributed to the blacklegged tick’s ability to spread into new regions which it turn has allowed babesiosis and other [tick-borne] illnesses to spread,” Dill said. Yahoo Life shared the Health report.