Source: UMass lab testing ticks to research spread of disease

By Alessandra Martinez
Published: April 11, 2017, 6:07 pm Updated: April 11, 2017, 6:51 pm

UMass Amherst’s Tick Testing Lab is researching where most ticks are and why they carry disease.

According to microbiology Professor, Dr. Stephen Rich,

“We’re finding pathogens that we didn’t know – well, we knew they were there, we just didn’t know how abundant they were. We find in some cases that people are getting sick from getting exposed to those, so we write those up in case studies and medical journals, for example.”

Send all ticks dead or alive to: Laboratory of Medical Zoology
Visit their Tick Report website for more information. For specific questions, contact:
(413) 545-1057
info@tickreport.com

For a handy tick identification chart: http://www.tickencounter.org/tick_identification (Automatically zooms in as you pass over the tick)