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New research takes closer look at tick hosts in Pennsylvania

Jessica Brown, a doctoral degree candidate in Penn State’s ecology program, is researching the relationship between mice, voles and ticks with a goal of improving tick control. Brown is shown here presenting to a group of Pennsylvania outdoor writers. (Photo by Tyler Frantz)

Pennsylvania notoriously sits in the top 20% when it comes to tick-borne illnesses in the United States, with more than 400,000 people estimated to be infected with Lyme disease annually. 
With expansive tracts of fields, forests and meadows, high host population densities and strong participation in outdoor recreation, there’s no wonder Pennsylvanians have a fair risk of encountering the villain at the root of the problem — the black-legged tick.

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