How a CDC Internship Set One Student’s Sights on Entomology
Through ESA and the CDC's Public Health Entomology for All program, Tess Brown gained hands-on experience working with mosquitoes and learning about vector-borne disease research. The senior at Southern University and A&M College now plans to pursue insect science in grad school.
New CDC Study Details County-Level Distribution of Seven Diseases Spread by Blacklegged Ticks
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.
Mapping Lyme: CDC Reveals Distribution of Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria by County
A new study by CDC researchers provides a county-level map of the presence of ticks confirmed to be carrying the bacteria that cause Lyme disease—though the distribution of ticks that are capable of carrying it is much wider.
Different Tick, Same Repellents: CDC Study Shows How to Avoid Asian Longhorned Tick
New research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that DEET and other repellents approved by the EPA for use against native ticks are also effective against the invasive Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis).