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Ann-Ohio
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Ohioans have been sending photos for id to a renowned entomologist and researcher for several years. Good to see this study!

Crowdsourced Photographs as an Effective Method for Large-Scale Passive Tick Surveillance

Heather L Kopsco, Guang Xu, Chu-Yuan Luo, Stephen M Rich, Thomas N Mather
Journal of Medical Entomology, tjaa140, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa140
Published: 19 August 2020 Article history

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...results from this study indicate that photo-based tick surveillance conducted by entomology experts is a valid and accurate method for rapid identification of commonly encountered ticks

regardless of engorgement and can provide an important public health service in response to a significant and growing tickborne disease incidence.

https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa140

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Smart move!

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