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  • Lennoxville by Lennoxville

    Did you see the facebook page about Pig Island (Isle des Cochons) and what seems to be a huge die-off of these guys?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    According to this article, the cause is unknown and their number decrease is a mystery to the scientists. It can be caused by climate change but no one seems to know.

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    I didn't realize Lyme disease had spread to other countries. I thought it was a particular species of tick that carries the bacteria.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Sounds like there are a lot of possibilities for the reduction in numbers on that island 😦 Lyme's disease was first identified in

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Old Lyme, Conneticut in the 1970's. It's now found all over Europe. Perhaps an infected person/animal/tick arrived on Pig Island 😃

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Lyme disease is endemic where I live and the tick that carries it is very tiny. The tick population is increasing, too.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    That's something that I didn't realise @Edyflwr - the ticks are very small. You would not necessarily know that you were being bitten 😦

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Adults & nymphs (the tiny ones you both mentioned) transmit diseases incl. Lyme, Babesiosis, & Anaplasmosis. Nymphs are more likely to transmit disease since they are not noticed.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Thanks @gardenmaeve . I didn't realise that they were dangerous at all stages 😦 Thanks again! 😃

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