Dr. Richard Gerhold, who in 2021 presented a program on tick-borne diseases cosponsored by TCWP and the UT Arboretum Society , will follow that up on March 30 with a 7 p.m. Zoom program on Thursday, March 30. Dr. Gerhold will discuss 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 degree, 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.
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