Arkansas Community Scientist Study on Tick Distribution and Ehrlichia & Rickettsia

Lone Star Ticks. Adult Female--Adult Male--Nymph. Photo Credit: James Occi, (PhD cand.) LDA Scientific & Professional Advisory Board

Dowling, A., Young, et al., published a report in Journal of Medical Entomology with the results of a cooperative effort to survey ticks throughout Arkansas to better understand the heavy impacts of TBDs such as spotted fever rickettsiosis and ehrlichiosis in the mid-south.  Logistical and financial barriers, and expanding geographic area of concern, prompted researchers to collaborate with members of the public to gather data on human disease-causing pathogens carried by ticks.

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