Eric Green

Eric Green

Feb 17, 2016

Group 6 Copy 47
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tick-borne bacterial infection that can cause permanent disability or death in humans, with a case fatality rate up to 28% untreated. In 2003, RMSF moved into Arizona, where it is vectored by the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).

    We would like to determine whether coyotes develop antibodies for RMSF - indicating that they are affected by the disease - and investigate whether they facilitate the dispersal of RMSF-infected ticks.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Join the Journey: Golden-winged Warbler Migration

    Donate to our U Maine gift account. Golden-winged Warbler is one of North America's fastest declining forest...

    Do differences in coral skeletal architecture influence bleaching susceptibility?

    Reef-building corals are bleaching and dying at unprecedented rates due to ocean warming. However, corals bleach...

    Barcoding Alaska

    We want to DNA barcode plants of the Alaskan wild with the help of citizen scientists and local Brooklyn...

    Backer Badge Funded