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Global warming makes ticks more attracted to people

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Ticks carrying a deadly bacteria are  more likely to prefer feeding from humans than dogs as temperatures rise, a study found.

Researchers, who presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, found “brown dog” ticks carrying the deadly Rocky Mountain spotted fever disease were 2.5 times more likely to feed on a human than a dog a when lab temperatures were raised from 74°F to 100°F, according to The Guardian.

The research “adds to the growing evidence of the increasing connection between climate change and its impact on health,” said Joel Breman, the president of ASTMH.

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