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How Much Should I Worry About Ticks?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Slate.com about all things ticks—from observations of tick populations in his fieldwork to preventing tick bites.

tick on a green leaf

Can a Tufts Professor Finally Stop Lyme Disease?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Photo by Matt Kalinowski / Professor Sam Telford discusses his 30-plus-year career studying ticks and the pathogens they transmit, and his current projects, in a Boston Magazine profile.

Sam Telford standing behind some tall grass

Join the Fight Against Lyme Disease

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The Lyme Disease Challenge event November 1 seeks students and faculty from disparate fields to combat the disease Students, post-docs, and faculty from across Tufts University are invited to lend their expertise and fresh ideas… Read More

clear bottle with deer tick captured in it for research project

Lyme disease preventable by taking steps to avoid tick bites

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Pest control experts who began seeing ticks in early February because of a warm winter and an abundance of acorns now say this will be one of the worst tick seasons in years – which may lead to an increase in Lyme disease.

Backyard Battles

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The unhappy convergence of suburbia and wildlife. “Every time we touch a wild animal, it thinks it’s going to be eaten. It’s like an alien-abduction experience for them.”