Cory Gall

Cory Gall

Pullman, WA

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Published on Jul 01, 2015

Project's total scientific contribution

I wanted to provide a list of talks, posters, and manuscripts that came from this project and the crowdsourcing fund. I appreciate everyone that was interested in this research and supported the pr...

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Published on Jun 06, 2014

The latest and greatest update!

Side noteSide note: Yes itdoes! The ecosystems are different, the animals the ticks feed on are different, and the bacteria within the ticks areunique as well. We analyzed threesites (Idaho, Oregon...

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Published on Mar 28, 2014

Project update - 03/28/2014

Hello everyone,Since the project was funded I’ve been working extremelyhard! I have some exciting results on the project so far and some new futuredirections:1. I’ve characterized the microbiomes o...

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One health is an approach that includes many factors that may contribute to a disease. My project is a great example - there is an interaction between pathogen - tick - wildlife - domestic animals - humans - environment. Realistically, all of these components play a role in the disease dynamics, and it is important to bring scientists from many fields to work across disciplines to look at the whole picture.
Feb 03, 2016
Are ticks responsible for human Acute Febrile Illness in South Africa?
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Exactly Jenny! It's not a simple problem and it's not unique to Kruger Park. Look at these naughty dogs not respecting the fence - http://www.greenglobaltravel.com/wp-content/uploads/wild%20dogs%20south%20africa.jpg!
Jan 26, 2016
Are ticks responsible for human Acute Febrile Illness in South Africa?
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http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/08/how-a-mysterious-tick-ended-up-in-a-scientists-nose/
Jan 18, 2016
Are ticks responsible for human Acute Febrile Illness in South Africa?
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Hi Jenny, That is a fantastic question! The answer is that it depends on the tick. Some ticks are very very picky (see link below), whereas some will attach to any creature that passes by. Some of the strange ticks include: ticks that only attach to lizards, or primate noses, or migrating birds. In fact, there are only 2,000 species of ticks in the world, but only a small percentage cause disease in humans and animals. For this project, we will collect all ticks in the Mnisi area, but if AFI is caused by ticks it will more than likely be a tick that is feeding on many different types of hosts. Just think the most types of hosts a tick will feed on, the more diverse exposure to germs.
Jan 18, 2016
Are ticks responsible for human Acute Febrile Illness in South Africa?
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Kruger is so big! The drive isn't too bad from what I'm told - about 7 to 8 hours. The closest big village to look up would be Hoedspruit - which is still a small drive away from the site.
Jan 16, 2016
Are ticks responsible for human Acute Febrile Illness in South Africa?
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Thanks!! The University of Pretoria has over 50 ongoing projects at the Mnisi community in a wide-range of academic fields
Jan 16, 2016
Are ticks responsible for human Acute Febrile Illness in South Africa?
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Ask away! I have not been to the Mnisi community yet (or South Africa), but I'll be working with several fantastic South African professors, grad students, and vet students that have experience in the area. The great thing about this community is that there are many ongoing projects and there is community support for the research. You can find more information about Mnisi here (http://www.up.ac.za/mnisi-community-programme/article/261060/about-us). Thank you very much for your interest and support in this project!!
Jan 14, 2016
Are ticks responsible for human Acute Febrile Illness in South Africa?
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We finished the proofs last week, so we should have preprint any day. I'll upload it ASAP!
Jan 14, 2016
Can we find bacteria within ticks to stop diseases?
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Many thanks Denny! I'll keep the project's 'lab note' section updated as I make progress - so keep an eye out!
Mar 28, 2014
Can we find bacteria within ticks to stop diseases?
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Thank you very much Carlos! Plus stay tunes for the 'lab note' section as I'll post updates on the project!
Mar 28, 2014
Can we find bacteria within ticks to stop diseases?
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Many thanks John! I think it is vital for community support to really tackle tick-borne issues. Unfortunately, many people don't think about it until a family member or a pet comes down with a tick-borne disease.
Feb 08, 2014
Can we find bacteria within ticks to stop diseases?
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