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  • Are Illinois farmers aware of the risk of tick-borne diseases?

    Photo of the researchers.

    Ph.D. candidate Sulagna Chakraborty, center, led a study of farmer awareness of ticks and tick-borne diseases with U. of I. pathobiology professor Rebecca Smith, left, and Illinois Natural History Survey wildlife veterinary epidemiologist Nohra Mateus-Pinilla.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:
    Sulagna Chakraborty is a Ph.D. candidate in the U. of I. Program in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology and in the Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program at Illinois. She led this research with U. of I. pathobiology professor Dr. Rebecca Smith and Illinois Natural History Survey principal veterinary epidemiologist Dr. Nohra Mateus-Pinilla. The INHS is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I.

    To contact Sulagna Chakraborty, email

    The study “Farmers’ knowledge and practices about ticks and tick-borne illness in Illinois” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2023.2199003