Ticks are small (3-5 mm long) blood-sucking arthropods and are divided into two main families: hard ticks and soft ticks, distinguished by ecological and behavioral differences. For example, hard … Continue reading Preventing Ticks in the Yard
Self-cloning Asian tick causing worry in New Jersey The female longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, crawling on a leaf. Jim Occi, Rutgers Center for Vector Biology, CC BY-NC-ND Alvaro Toledo, Rutgers … Continue reading Self-cloning Asian tick causing worry in New Jersey
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Following initial identification by the Center for Vector Biology at Rutgers University and the Hunterdon County Department of Health, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa confirmed on … Continue reading New Exotic Tick Species overwintered in NJ
The causative agent of Lyme disease is the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks. In the east coast of the United States the tick vector is Ixodes … Continue reading How is Lyme disease transmitted?
Cultivating Traditions, Current Strengths, and New Frontiers The annual microbiology symposium, organized by the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, offers two days filled with speakers and poster presentations. The symposium … Continue reading 2018 Microbiology at Rutgers Symposium
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa has confirmed the finding of an … Continue reading Exotic Tick Species Identified on Hunterdon County Farm
Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to CDC by state health departments and the District of Columbia. However, this number does not reflect every case of … Continue reading How many people get Lyme disease?