Tuesday, June 7 at 9 AM (Central time) Northern Wisconsin is an epicenter for at least 6 tick-borne illnesses that can cause serious and sometimes long-lasting symptoms. Many of our friends and neighbors have gotten sick from Lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and other diseases while working or recreating outside. Warmer and shorter winter conditions are affecting how and when infected ticks spread their bacteria. Join us for this second session of a three-part series called “Living with Ticks” on Tuesday, June 7 at 9 AM (Central time) Register here. You can watch a recording of the program here.
In this session called “Tick-Borne Diseases: How to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Them,” our guest speaker will talk about how to prevent, diagnose, and treat tick-borne diseases. This program is designed for natural resource professionals, local health care workers, gardeners and farmers, visitors, outdoor-oriented businesses, loggers, surveyors, and others who want to understand these diseases and reduce their risk of exposure. Programs will be recorded and posted after the event
The webinar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Use this link to register.
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Rebecca Osborn, MPH, a Vector-borne Disease Epidemiologist at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Ms. Osborn is an epidemiologist in the Bureau of Communicable Diseases at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). She conducts disease surveillance, outbreak investigations, and public health outreach for the diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes in Wisconsin. Before coming to DHS, Rebecca worked as a Wildlife Health Biologist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for five years. Rebecca has a Master of Public Health degree in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University.
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) general information web site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/tick/index.htm
- Factsheet: Ticks in Wisconsin: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01751.pdf
- How to Prevent a Tick Bite: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/tick/bite-prevention.htm
- Tick-borne Disease Surveillance Brief in Wisconsin, September 2020: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01295.pdf
- DHS Tick Safety Guide (wallet card): https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01434.pdf
- US Centers for Disease Control Tick Bite Tracker (real-time tick bite data by region): https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/tickedvisits/tick-bite-by-week-month.html
Disclaimer: UW-Madison’s Division of Extension does not claim to be a medical provider nor provide medical advice. Our role as educators is to bring University, State of Wisconsin, and other specialists to communities to offer research-based information about topics of importance.