Don’t throw away that deer tick. Researchers at Mount Allison want to study it

CBC News: June 12, 2022

Study may help reduce the risk of humans contracting Lyme disease

When most Maritimers find a tick on themselves or their animals, their first instinct is to pull it off and destroy it.

But researchers at Mount Allison University are trying to get people to send those ticks their way instead.

Graduate student Ebruvibiyo Daniella Ibru and her supervisor Vett Lloyd, a professor of biology at the Lloyd Tick Lab, are embarking on a study that may eventually help reduce the risk of humans contracting Lyme disease.

Lloyd was originally working in the field of cancer but switched her focus to ticks after being bitten by one and contracting Lyme disease.

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