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Tales of the tick patrol: Scientists track deadly Lyme Disease across Connecticut

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station research assistant Jamie Cantori checks the ticks that have attached to the white cloth she has dragged through the underbrush at Lord Creek Farm in Lyme. Christine Woodside Photo.
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station research assistant Jamie Cantori checks the ticks that have attached to the white cloth she has dragged through the underbrush at Lord Creek Farm in Lyme. Christine Woodside Photo.

On a sunny, cool day as fall gave way to winter, a team of biologists and technicians dragged white cloths through the underbrush at Lord Creek Farm in Lyme. They were looking for blacklegged ticks, which carry Lyme disease and four other deadly illnesses.

As ticks attached to the cloth, the team counted them and put them in jars for further study at their lab at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven. Japanese barberry bushes grew thickly beneath the trees at this private horse farm that for years has cooperated with Lyme disease researchers….(See link for full article)

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