Borrelia miyamotoi causing human illness

Borrelia miyamotoi is now suspected as an agent of human disease.  This pathogen occurs in 0-8% of nymphal blacklegged (deer) ticks in Wisconsin.  For more information see Borrelia miyamotoi in the dropdown menu under Tick borne diseases.

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Dr. Susan Paskewitz is a Professor of Medical Entomology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She is a scientist who carries out research on ticks and mosquitoes and the pathogens they carry. Dr. Paskewitz received her Master's degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and her doctorate in Entomology from the University of Georgia. Her current projects center on the interactions between pathogens and their insect/tick vectors and on the ecology and control of these organisms.