Sharon Brummitt

Sharon Brummitt

Sep 02, 2016

Group 6 Copy 48
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    The western blacklegged tick carries the pathogens B. burgdorferi (cause of Lyme disease) and B. miyamotoi (cause of a relapsing fever (RF) illness). B. miyamotoi has been documented in Californian ticks, but human disease has yet to be detected. With a recent study showing that B. miyamotoi may survive under standard blood bank conditions, our research proposes to describe the emerging disease potential of B. miyamotoi.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Using camera traps to estimate abundance of large mammals

    Our study aims to use camera traps to model the densities of several large mammals in Red Butte Canyon...

    How has a Hemileuca moth evolved to live in a unique coastal Texas ecosystem?

    We are studying a population of moths in an unique oak ecosystem in a coastal barrier island environment...

    How does avian social behavior relate to risk of infection by malarial parasites?

    Blood parasites can have devastating effects on bird populations, and climate change is expected to increase...

    Backer Badge Funded