VCEHP104: Tick Biology and Control
VCEHP 104: Tick Biology and Control is fourth in a eleven-course learning series.
The environmental public health professional can assist in the management and control of ticks and their associated pathogens through their knowledge of tick biology and ecology. Information on the methods of control can be provided to the public and local officials when they are faced with tick-borne disease risk in their area.
Knowledge of these tick species is essential since they feed on humans, animals, and transmit pathogens. This course summarizes the biology and disease associations of ticks and fundamentals of tick biology and control.
Public Health, First Responders, Emergency Response and Preparedness Professionals and Healthcare Practitioners
- Explain the basic biology and distribution of ticks in the United States
- Recognize recent trends in tick-borne diseases
- Describe prevention, management, and control measures for ticks
- Know how to use an Integrated Pest Management approach
William L. Nicholson, MS, PhD
William L. Nicholson, MS, PhD is the chief of the Pathogen Biology and Ecology Activity, Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Vector-borne Diseases at CDC.
Dr. Nicholson’s branch studies the biological, ecological, and entomological aspects of rickettsial diseases through applied research and operational efforts. His branch also responds to clusters of rickettsial diseases and consults with domestic and international partners on diagnosis and management of these diseases.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing VCEHP104: Tick Biology and Control
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