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Table 4 Lyme disease perceptions themes and sub-themes that emerged through the process of qualitative analysis. The most common 5–6 sub-themes are shown per theme

From: Public perceptions of Lyme disease and climate change in southern Manitoba, Canada: making a case for strategic decoupling of climate and health messages

Lyme disease perceptions
Lack of Knowledge Causes of Spread Risk and Awareness Illness Representation
• Public
• Medical
• Climate change
• Habitat change
• Migration
• Weather
• Natural spread, natural cycles of ticks
• Temporal and geographic dimensions of risk
• Increasing public awareness
• Source of risk information
• Diagnosis or risk increasing
• Risk is not new
• Absence of risk
• Causes
• Symptoms
• Treatment and prevention
• Trajectory
• Consequences
• Definition