Climate change may afflict Europe's pets with new diseases

 作者:步沈蟹     |      日期:2019-03-08 06:14:01
PETS are normally sheltered from the environment’s harsh realities. But across Europe, rising temperatures due to global warming will expose pets to infectious diseases spread by ticks, fleas and flies, warns new research published in a special issue of Veterinary Parasitology. Tick populations are increasing thanks to climate change, and shorter, milder winters mean they are becoming active all year round. The European dog tick (Dermacentor reticulatus) is moving northwards, transmitting canine babesiosis into countries where it was once rare, including Belgium,