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  • July 5, 2016

    How Climate Change Can Impact Lyme Disease

    By Hannah Staab Climate change has the potential to expand the incidence of Lyme disease. For example, shifting environmental conditions in ecosystems in the northeastern United States may contribute to the rising prevalence of Lyme …MORE

    July 13, 2016

    Lyme Disease Spread by Migratory Birds

    By Hannah Staab & Mayla Hsu, Ph.D. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas tripled between 2004 and 2016. More than 640,000 of such …MORE

    July 26, 2016

    Blood and Water: How Infection Changes Tick Behavior

    By Hannah Staab In order to survive, ticks constantly struggle to balance their two vital resources: blood and water. However, a tick’s maintenance of blood and water are in direct competition with one another, forcing the …MORE

    August 22, 2016

    The Effect of Drought on Tick-Borne Disease in Africa

    By Hannah Staab Lyme disease, which is endemic in the United States, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi . In Africa, however, there are different tick-borne diseases affecting communities. Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is …MORE

    September 26, 2016

    What Failure to Control Ticks in Uganda Teaches Everyone

    by Hannah Staab Tick populations across Africa have negatively impacted many communities by carrying and spreading one of the most frequent bacterial diseases in Africa, tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF).   In addition to infecting humans, …MORE

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