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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

Plotting the End of Lyme Disease

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

For years, Tufts researchers have been on the cutting edge of investigating and treating the mysterious illness known as Lyme disease. Now, a new initiative seeks to eradicate the disease once and for all.

EEE: Lower impact than expected in 2020

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Boston 25 about why human EEE cases in Massachusetts are lower than expected so far in 2020.

Mosquito sucking blood, little insect on skin

Lyme disease now, EEE could soon follow

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Boston 25 about mosquitoes and ticks and risk of related vector-borne disease this summer, emphasizing the need for repellant.

deer tick