Ticks and the diseases they carry

Global distribution of the vectors (Ixodes ricinus species complex) of Lyme borrelia (courtesy Stanek et al. The Lancet). The red dot indicates region where remains of the Iceman were found in the Alps

Name and shame

From the CDC brochure for Lyme disease

Life, size, and purpose of existence

Courtesy Mainely Ticks
Right: Stages of tick life cycle. Left: nymph and adult female against an average human wrist.
Comparison of the Lyme bacteria and more commonly known E. coli

Transmission and reduction

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Employed at Yale University, Deepti is primarily a scientist & patient advocate. She runs Tilde Cafe, a forum to make science accessible (www.tildecafe.org)

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Employed at Yale University, Deepti is primarily a scientist & patient advocate. She runs Tilde Cafe, a forum to make science accessible (www.tildecafe.org)

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