The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease substitutes manganese for iron in its diet, a new study finds. The pathogen is the first known organism to live without iron.
As coyotes take over their ranges in North America, red fox populations are plummeting, and researchers have found one surprising result: The drop is fueling the spread of Lyme disease.
Experts predict that unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast may trigger a rise in Lyme disease. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports.