Ticks wanted - dead or alive!

Thursday, 06 June 2019 11:51

The Medical University of Vienna is asking for your help in supporting their research on ticks and life-threatening diseases such as Lyme borreliosis. How can you help? See text below, or follow the pdf in this link!

You like to enjoy nature and can’t wait for the perfect day to finally start your outdoor activities again? You enjoy hiking, geocaching, mushroom hunting or simple strolls in beautiful forests and nature areas?  You are fond of collecting things for a good reason? Then you are perfect to help us!

We are the Austrian research group for ticks and tick-borne pathogens at the Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology of the Centre for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology at the Medical University of Vienna. As the name already tells we are interested in ticks and the microorganisms they contain such as Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis.
We want to evaluate the current microbiological situation of ticks all over Austria. This helps us monitor certain pathogens and other microorganisms that may or may not play a role in human disease. For this we need to collect a significant number of ticks from different places of our country - and this is where we need your help! See the pdf for detailed instructions on how to collect and send us ticks, or click here for the German version.

 

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