March 28, 2024 - 1:16pm -- armstrong.133@o...

Concern about ticks and tick-borne illness in Tuscarawas County has intensified as the number of cases of human and animal infections rise. Most notable among these illnesses is Lyme Disease, which is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S., representing over 400,000 human cases each year.

Join us to learn more about ticks, the diseases they carry, and ways you can prevent tick-borne infections at this free program on Wednesday, April 10. The program will be held from 6-7 PM with an information fair immediately following. Program will be held at New Philadelphia High School, 343 Ray Avenue NW; enter at patio Door #1.

Program presenters include Dr. Risa R. Pesapane, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Parasite and Pathogen Ecology (PPE) Lab; Leeanne Garrett, MPH-VPH, Ohio Department of Health, Public Health Entomologist; and Kip Brady, New Philadelphia High School (NPHS) Tick Research Project. Additional information about ticks and preventative measures will be available from NPHS Student Lyme Disease Research Team, Karen and Kerry Metzger, Tusc Parks, and Summit Green Armor (tick removers, repellent).

This program is sponsored by New Philadelphia High School, Tusc Parks, Ohio State University Extension Tuscarawas County, and the Ohio EPA.

For additional information, please contact Renee Clark, OSU Extension Tuscarawas County at 330-339-2337 or Marsha Freeland, Tusc Parks at 330-365-3279.