TICKS? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT
Just in time for summer tick season, a free smartphone app is now available to better understand and limit exposure to disease-carrying ticks. The Tick App helps scientists track the threat of tick-borne diseases and also serves as a prevention tool for users, providing a tick risk forecast by location and information on how to prevent tick bites and identify and remove ticks. The app was developed in part by the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease, co-directed by Lyric Bartholomay, professor in the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.