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Update on Tick-borne Diseases in East Tennessee

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this program cosponsored by TCWP and the UT Arboretum Society,  Dr. Richard Gerhold will present updates on tick abundance and prevalence, as well as the spread of the Asian longhorned tick.  He’ll also cover the various pathogens that can be transmitted, their geographical and temporal variations, diagnostics tests, and prevention.

Dr. Gerhold, who holds a BS degree in wildlife science and a DVM, both from Purdue University, is an associate professor of parasitology in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Tennessee, where he researches Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.  In addition to the latter, his research interests include wildlife and public health associated parasite epidemiology and transmission, protozoa transmission and ecology, and avian diseases.

The program will be free, but participants will need register to receive a Zoom link, to be provided at www.utarboretumsociety.org.  Contact Michelle Campanis at mcampani@utk.edu regarding any questions or registration issues.



July 18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Michelle Campanis