CBS News released a video segment about the increase in the red meat allergy which is spread from a lonestar tick bite. To watch the short video click on the following link: Lonestar tick segment on CBS News
Dr. Mather discussed TickSpotters, the prevalence of disease-carrying ticks across the country and steps people can take to prevent tick bites with NBC Nightly News medical correspondent Dr. Torres. The segment aired May 17.
See the full University of Rhode Island press post about TickSpotters here: http://www.publicnow.com/view/B4AFA074E880D1F2632DBE605C00E3363EA1F0A4
9th International IPM Symposium: There will be a full day Tick Summit in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday March 21st, 2018. The summit is titled, “Integrated Tick Management: Community-Wide Action to Address the Global Tick Problem”, and will provide information on effective ITM practices, current research projects and knowledge gaps, and opportunities to increase adoption of effective practices. More information regarding the IPM Symposium and registration can be found at: 9th International IPM Symposium. The Tick Summit proposal and organization is provided by the Public Tick IPM Working Group, with support from the North Central IPM Center and USDA-NIFA.
The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group was established by Congress in 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The Working Group is holding its inaugural public meetings in December. The meetings are limited to space available; therefore, pre-registration for public attendees is advisable. To view more details about this working group please visit: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/index.html.
To view the meeting digitally follow this link: https://www.hhs.gov/live/live-1/index.html#8408
Use this opportunity to share your integrated pest management (IPM) work. Submit a poster for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19–22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Poster abstracts should be submitted online at: ipmsymposium.org — posters between now and Nov. 13, 2017 for full consideration. The abstract must contain an accurate summary of the work and be clear and concise. Instructions for abstract submissions can be found on the Poster web site.
In an article written by Rich Saltzberg from the Martha Vineyards Times, tick expert, Dr. Telford, discusses the differences between deer tick virus and Powassan. The article includes statistics regarding symptoms and rates of infection. To find out more information about these tick-borne diseases, please read the article at: Tick expert addresses Powassan.
On Friday, May 5th Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor, University Rhode Island, (aka “the tick guy”) discussed how to protect yourself, your family and your pets from ticks. The webinar was moderated by Ellen Huckabay and Bethany O’Rear. To watch the webinar visit: All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Ticks. More information about the webinar can be found here: learn.extension.org.