Ticks carrying a deadly bacteria are more likely to prefer feeding from humans than dogs as temperatures rise, a study found. Researchers, who presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, found “brown dog” ticks carrying the deadly Rocky Mountain spotted fever disease were 2.5 times more likely to feed on a human than a dog when lab temperatures were raised from 74°F to 100°F. The research “adds to the growing evidence of the increasing connection between climate change and its impact on health,” said Joel Breman, the president of ASTMH. (The Guardian, The Independent)