|Title||The association between the incidence of Lyme disease in the USA and indicators of greenness and land cover|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2023|
|Journal||Curr Res Parasitol Vector Borne Dis|
|Authors||Westra S, Goldbert MS, Didan K|
We found an interaction between average and standard deviation of NDVI, with the highest average NDVI category; increased standard deviation of NDVI showed the greatest increase in rates. These associations cannot be interpreted as causal but indicate that certain patterns of land cover may have the potential to increase exposure to infected ticks and thereby may contribute indirectly to increased rates of LD. Public health interventions could make use of these results in informing people where risks may be high.