For the past 15 years, a new infectious disease has been discovered nearly every year, with an outbreak reported on nearly every continent. These threats of pandemic diseases, food-borne illnesses, climate change, and global trade and transit underscore the importance of addressing the complexity of infectious diseases and public health preparedness. It requires more than collaboration.
Over the past several years, Dr. Risa Pesapane, Principal Investigator of the Parasite and Pathogen Ecology Lab, has been collaborating with educator Mr. Kip Brady at the New Philadelphia High School in Tuscarawas County. Together they have created lab modules corresponding with the high school biology curriculum that have students collecting and analyzing tick pathogen data.
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