Ticks are known as vectors of various pathogens causing zoonotic diseases, such as Lyme borreliosis, tick-borne encephalitis, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. While China is known to have recorded more than 100 tick species over the country, knowledge of the pattern and determinants of ticks’ potential distribution under climate change remains very limited, hindering the development of preventing and controlling the risk of tick-borne diseases.
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