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Talking About Ticks: Lyme Disease Webinar

November 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Talking About Ticks: Lyme Disease

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
12:00 – 1:00pm CST

Summary:  As people spend more time outdoors, so do many insects and pests.  Among the are ticks, which are small bloodsucking insects. The deer tick (also known as the black-legged tick) is found mainly in the Eastern and upper Midwestern regions of the U.S.  It can cause conditions such as Lyme disease – the most common vector-borne disease in the United States.  This webinar will cover the things you need to know to prevent tick bites when working outdoors, how to remove a tick if bitten, as well as the symptoms that can result from tick bites that may indicate Lyme Disease.

Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of tick-borne disease control measures to reduce exposure risks among ag workers.
  • Describe Lyme Disease and its regional variation.
  • Describe symptoms of the different types of Lyme Disease.
  • Identify workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities for the workplace.

Intended Audience:  This course is intended for Ag professionals, educators, and individuals involved in working and recreation outdoors.

Register here!

Presenter:  Abigail Kahrs, MPH, Program Coordinator, AgriSafe Network.  Abigail Kahrs is the Program Coordinator for AgriSafe. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science as well as a Master’s in Public Health. She organizes, and coordinates educational opportunities and resources for farmers, farm labor contractors, farm workers, and their families on issues associated with health and work safety (pesticide safety, weather protection, and other occupational hazards) as well as overall agricultural worker family well-being. She primarily assists in the scheduling, training, and reporting of women’s health, infectious diseases, and youth safety programs at AgriSafe Network.

Details

Date:
November 15, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Event Category:
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TG-pJgrMTmaGwHucdbUuwg#/registration

Organizer

AgriSafe Network
Email
info@agrisafe.org

Venue

Online
NE United States + Google Map

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