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Tag: vector-borne disease

Isobel Ronai, Ph.D.

How One Entomologist is Taking a Global Perspective on Tick-Borne Diseases

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.

entomologists in face masks and blue protective body suits posing for a group selfie

How One Entomologist Takes a ‘One Health’ Approach to Engage Across Disciplines

Meet Karen Poh, Ph.D., research entomologist at the USDA-ARS Animal Disease Research Unit, in Pullman, Washington, whose work in public health, animal and medical entomology 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 Poh and her work in this next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.

western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus)

Where Lyme Disease is Rare, Can It Still Be Diagnosed Accurately?

A study on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding Lyme disease among physicians in California—where Lyme disease is present but less common than eastern states—shows doctors could benefit from targeted education, particularly regarding testing for Lyme disease and interpreting test results.