Meet Isobel Ronai, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, whose work on tick biology and tick-borne diseases earned her a spot in the Early Career Professional Recognition Symposium at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of ESA, ESC, and ESBC. Learn more about Ronai and her work in this next installment of our “Standout Early Career Professionals” series.
Ticks acquire the pathogen that causes Lyme disease from mice and other small mammals. A new study shows that a drug for protecting pets from ticks could be deployed in rodent baits to interrupt the host-to-vector transmission cycle.
A new study finds three compounds derived from flowers show significant tick-repellent properties in field trials. While further evaluation for safety and effectiveness remains, the compounds could provide viable new options for products to prevent tick bites.
As surveillance for ticks and the disease-causing germs they spread improves, so does Americans' access to knowledge about where the risk of tickborne disease is greatest. New data from the CDC offers up-to-date county-level maps of where blacklegged ticks are prevalent and where they've been found infected with any of seven different pathogens.
A new study finds tick-exposure risk can be mapped at a high level of precision using geographic information systems, which could allow tick-management measures to be more accurately targeted and more cost-effective for public-health efforts.