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Entomological Society of America Issues Statement on Tick-borne Diseases

[CanLyme note: CanLyme has no evidence to support the insinuation of the Entomological Society of America in the last sentence of their statement that there may have been “intentional” introduction of tick-borne diseases.]

July 29th, 2015

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) strongly supports building a national strategy using Integrated Tick Management (ITM) to better control tick populations and reduce the rapidly escalating impacts of tick-borne diseases (TBD) on human and animal health. This commitment is critical to ensuring the health, economic security, and biosecurity of society while protecting the environment; we believe that modern entomological sciences form the basis for developing new technologies,

…. ” science in a severe “tick literacy deficit” allowing TBDs to explode”

…. ” to deal with high priority accidental and intentional tick-disease introductions”

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