State Public Health Department, UMass Amherst Tick Testing Lab Receive $100,000 CDC Grant for Tick Testing

Stephen Rich, microbiology professor and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) at UMass Amherst and Massachusetts State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Catherine Brown have used data from the LMZ’s tick-testing service, TickReport, to track the incidence and spread of Lyme disease and the introduction of new bacterial and viral tick-borne illnesses such as the Borrelia miyamotoi and Powassan virus in the state. Read more.