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Scientists from a half dozen state agencies and institutions have banded together to target the tick population, not for termination, but for a count, a dissection at most. They are trying to determine if there is a species of Borrelia that are known to cause disease in humans and believe an unknown Borrelia bacteria might be incubating in Arkansas ticks. They are looking for novel Borrelia characteristics.

Since the Arkansas Department of Health refuses to admit the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease (Borellia burgdorferi) is present in Arkansas ticks, the study should allow researchers a way to determine exactly what type of Borellia is present in ticks in Arkansas.

If the CDC (Center for Disease Control) would come up with an accurate test for identifying ALL strains of Borellia, it would smooth the ripples in the water created by the inaccuracy of the current testing.

Read the article in it’s entirety here:

Arkansas Ticks Make Us Sick

Below, University of Arkansas entomologist Ashley P.G. Dowling and his tick “net,”a simple white flannel cloth ticks catch on.
CREDIT JACQUELINE FROELICH/ARKANSAS PUBLIC MEDIA

Comments on: "University of Arkansas entomologist is collecting ticks for study." (1)

  1. June Markwalter said:

    I know a man who got “tick fever” near the entrance to Hot Springs Village on Glazy Peau road.

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