Ticks and the Diseases They CarryAfter Five, Webcasts & Online
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6 – 7:15pm EDT
As land is deforested and tick ranges expand, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are a growing threat to humans and pets. In Part 2 of Disease Vectors in the U.S.A. we will discuss the ecological context of tick-borne disease with consideration for how environmental factors and human behavior contribute to disease risk. Our experts will also share measures to reduce your risk of illness.
Speakers: Rick Ostfeld, Disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and Alison Hinckley, researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World at the National Museum of Natural History.
(Image Credit: CDC/James Gathany)
Online; Internet connection required