11 July 2011

Researcher keeping track of ticks - ExpressNews Staf

Daniel Fitzgerald will head out to Alberta's fields and farms this spring to get a handle on tick populations in the province and whether they pose a health threat to humans and livestock.

Fitzgerald, a lab technologist with the Government of Alberta, is tracking the tick population for his master's thesis at the U of A's Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences. He was motivated to pursue the topic after the number of unusual ticks found in Alberta rose in recent years .

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