The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Working Group on Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases is pleased to announce that the webinar, Trends in Tickborne Diseases in the United States, is now available for viewing online at:

With its abdomen engorged with a host blood meal, this image depicts a lateral, or side view of a female blacklegged, or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis/CDC

Webinar Description

• Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Ben Beard, CDC

• Geographic expansion of Lyme disease and vectors – Dr. Rebecca Eisen and Dr. Kiersten Kugeler, CDC

Borrelia mayonii, a new cause of Lyme disease – Dr. Elitza Theel, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

• Update on Borrelia miyamotoi – Dr. Alan Barbour, University of California, Irvine

• Update on Bourbon and Heartland viruses – Dr. Nicholas Komar, CDC

• Meat allergy and lone star tick bites – Dr. Scott Commins, University of North Carolina