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Deer Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and Associated Diseases

The black-legged (deer) tick is the primary vector of several tick-borne diseases (TBDs). The natural history of these ticks and the pathogens they transmit will be presented in the context of helping to understand how to reduce the risk of TBD. Speaker: Dr. Stephen Rich, UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology

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