ESU–DNA Lab Receives $500,000 in State Funding!

Smithfield Township, Monroe County- On Tuesday, October 23 State Representative Rosemary Brown presented a check for $500,000 that she established in the 2018-19 State Budget (on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services) to East Stroudsburg University…

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A Survey of Disease Prevalence in Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks Collected from Pike County, Pennsylvania

By Elizabeth Barcellona, Eric Januszkiewicz, Samantha Pelletier & Nicole Chinnici In this ongoing project, Pike County, Pennsylvania has been divided into 10 different grid locations where 75-125 Ixodes scapularis will be collected for a of total of 1,000 ticks. Collections…

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CDC Announces Increase in Lyme Disease Cases

New surveillance data has been released by the CDC for 2017 showing a 9% increase in reported cases of Lyme disease throughout the United States.

In previous years, the number of cases reported annually was 30,000, though the CDC had estimated the true number to be 300,000 due to unreported cases. New data shows the number of cases reported annually to be 42,743 with an estimated 427,430 total cases when considering those that go unreported.

For more information visit the CDC’s website.

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Tick testing gives you the advantage of knowing what tick-borne diseases you’ve been exposed to, allowing you and your physician to make informed decisions regarding diagnostic and treatment plans.

For tick testing services please use Tick Submission form 2018 and submit your tick in a zip locked sandwich bag.

We are open Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm for drop offs. If you have questions on ticks, please call 570-422-7892.

Once your tick has arrived, the testing process takes 72 hours. You will be notified of your results via email and text message. All information generated from your testing contributes to student research projects and surveillance efforts of tracking questing tick infection rates. Thank you for supporting our laboratory, research and science!

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