New study identifies bird species that could spread ticks and Lyme disease

Source: Science Daily

A new study used machine learning to identify bird species with the potential to transmit the Lyme disease bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi) to feeding ticks. The team developed a model that identified birds known to spread Lyme disease with 80% accuracy and flagged 21 new species that should be prioritized for surveillance.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210127093213.htm