Presenter Information

Karen Gilbert

Department

Environmental Health Science

Degree

Graduate

Abstract

Lyme disease, a bacterial disease caused by the tick-borne organism Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common (over 90%) vector-borne disease in North America (Radolf, Caimano, Stevenson, & Hu, 2012). B. burdgorferi is carried by the Black-Legged Tick, Ixodes scapularis (also known as the “deer tick”).

Presentation format

Poster

Expected Graduation Date

2014

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University Students’ Lyme Disease Knowledge and Protective Behaviors Pre-Versus Post-Intervention

Lyme disease, a bacterial disease caused by the tick-borne organism Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common (over 90%) vector-borne disease in North America (Radolf, Caimano, Stevenson, & Hu, 2012). B. burdgorferi is carried by the Black-Legged Tick, Ixodes scapularis (also known as the “deer tick”).