Missouri Tick Study: Citizen Tick Submissions Requested

Photo by J. Occi, PhD (cand.), Rutgers Univ.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and A.T. Still University are partnering on a Missouri tick study. This two-year research study is designed to better understand the distribution and species of ticks as well as the pathogens that they carry throughout Missouri. The study will run from April 2021 through September 2022.

During that time, MDC and the University are asking for citizens of Missouri to collect, save, and mail ticks that they encounter to A.T. Still University. To learn more about the research, submission directions, or to submit questions online visit atsu.edu/ticks.

Read full MDC news release here.

For additional LDA articles on tick and tick-borne disease studies/clinical trials visit here.

NOTE: The Lyme Disease Association, Inc.(LDA) thanks Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City (LAGKC) for this information. LAGKC is an affiliate partner of the LDA.