Penn State Extension: Tick, Lyme Disease, Tick-Borne Illnesses Thursday Webinar Series

Penn State Extension is offering a free, 10-part webinar series every Thursday to help raise awareness of the prevalence of vector-borne diseases in Pennsylvania.

Beginning July 9, the one-hour, weekly webinars will be held at both 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Topics will include:

-- July 16: Ticks of Pennsylvania

-- July 23: Protecting Pets from Tick-Borne Diseases

-- July 30: Tick Biology

-- August 6: Tick Protection Around the Home

-- August 13: Protecting Yourself from Tick Bites

-- August 27: Lyme Disease and Other Tick-borne Diseases in Pennsylvania

-- September 3: Tick Risks for Pennsylvania Cattle

-- September 10: Protecting Your Horses from Tick Bites

-- September 17: Hunters and Vector-borne Diseases: A Tick-ing Time Bomb

The webinars, which will be recorded for later viewing, include time for moderated question and answer sessions.

Visit the Penn State Extension website for additional information and to register for the webinars.

[For more information, visit the Department of Health’s Lyme disease and West Nile virus webpages.

[For information on mosquito control, visit DEP’s West Nile Virus Control Program webpage.]

(Reprinted from the July 8 DCNR Resource newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

Related Article This Week:

Dept. Of Health: Protect Yourself From Ticks, Mosquitoes When Spending Time Outdoors

Related Articles:

-- Counties, DEP Began Surveillance For Disease Carrying Mosquitoes, Ticks This Week; Longhorned Tick Expands Into 7 Counties [April]

-- DCNR Good Natured Blog: When Bad Attracts Worse! - Barberry To Ticks To Lyme Disease [March]

-- Mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed In Erie, Carbon, Monroe Counties; Both People & Animals Can Be Affected [September, 2019]

-- DEP/Health Announce New Statewide Tick Surveillance Program, Part Of A 5-Year Study Of Tickborne Illnesses In PA [ March, 2019]

[Posted: July 9, 2020]


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