Event Title

Social Dimension of Tick-borne Diseases: Grafton County Residents

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Laura Tilghman

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

5-3-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

5-3-2018 4:00 PM

Abstract

Summary: This study aims to gather the knowledge of Plymouth, New Hampshire residents in regards to ticks, preventative methods of bites, and tick borne diseases more specifically Lyme disease. As the Blacklegged tick is the primary vector for the transmission Lyme disease. There are no known studies conducted in New Hampshire based on the sociological view this study will provide invaluable information that will help provide agencies and awareness groups can use in order to allocate resources. Methods: Researches are going to interview people using interview protocols that contains about 10 questions. We are going to use a convenient sampling strategy in the downtown of Plymouth. By doing this, researches can find out what the general knowledge about ticks are for the population in the Plymouth area. Results: Researchers hypothesize that people within the area may not know much information about the prevalence of ticks and the risks of tick borne illnesses. Although the scenery and plethora of outdoor activities within the area prompts locals to constantly be at risk with ticks, we think that people still lack the general knowledge they need to protect themselves from these eight legged vectors.

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May 3rd, 3:00 PM May 3rd, 4:00 PM

Social Dimension of Tick-borne Diseases: Grafton County Residents

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Summary: This study aims to gather the knowledge of Plymouth, New Hampshire residents in regards to ticks, preventative methods of bites, and tick borne diseases more specifically Lyme disease. As the Blacklegged tick is the primary vector for the transmission Lyme disease. There are no known studies conducted in New Hampshire based on the sociological view this study will provide invaluable information that will help provide agencies and awareness groups can use in order to allocate resources. Methods: Researches are going to interview people using interview protocols that contains about 10 questions. We are going to use a convenient sampling strategy in the downtown of Plymouth. By doing this, researches can find out what the general knowledge about ticks are for the population in the Plymouth area. Results: Researchers hypothesize that people within the area may not know much information about the prevalence of ticks and the risks of tick borne illnesses. Although the scenery and plethora of outdoor activities within the area prompts locals to constantly be at risk with ticks, we think that people still lack the general knowledge they need to protect themselves from these eight legged vectors.