Tick Season

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It’s May, which means warmer weather, a little more time outside, spring gardening...and ticks.

Each Thursday this month, Taylor Quimby, host of the NHPR podcast Patient Zero, is bringing us straightforward advice on tick-borne diseases.

Taylor Quimby

This month, Taylor Quimby, host of the NHPR podcast Patient Zero, is bringing us “Tick season:” straightforward advice on tick-borne disease.

Today, in the final installment of the series: diagnosing tick-borne disease during a coronavirus pandemic, and how Covid-19 may influence scientific research and the public’s exposure to illnesses like Lyme disease.

Tick Season: What To Do If You've Been Bitten

May 14, 2020
(Willy Burgdorfer Archives)

It’s May, which means warmer weather, a little more time outside, spring gardening...and ticks.

Each Thursday this month, Taylor Quimby, host of the NHPR podcast Patient Zero, is bringing us straightforward advice on tick-borne diseases. Last week, we covered how to avoid being bitten by a tick. Today, what to do if you find one embedded in your skin.

Tick Season: How Not To Get Bit

May 7, 2020
Taylor Quimby

It’s May, and that means warmer weather (we hope!), spring gardening...and ticks.  On Thursdays this month, Taylor Quimby, host of the NHPR podcast Patient Zero, is bringing us straightforward advice on tick-borne disease. This time, how NOT to get bitten by a tick.