Tick Talk: a look at Wisconsin ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
Ticks and tick-borne diseases are currently expanding and increasing in Wisconsin. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Wisconsin ranks sixth nationally in the number of reported Lyme cases. Join Distinguished Faculty Associate Phil Pellitteri, UW-Madison Department of Entomology, for Tick Talk: A Look at Wisconsin Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases.
Phil will review Wisconsin tick species, their biology, and trends in their numbers. And he will discuss how ticks act as vectors for human diseases such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and babesiosis. Most importantly, Phil will share steps you can take to reduce tick bites and prevent Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Check out this Youtube video to learn more about Phil.
The search for new worlds and life in space
From her home office in Antigo, Wisconsin, freelance astronomer and astrobiologist Maggie Turnbull (BS Astronomy 1998) searches for signs of extraterrestrial life. She is internationally known for her work cataloging potentially habitable planets and was named in Wired magazine’s “Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world.”
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