Tick-Borne Diseases of the United States

Length: 25 minutes
Description:This presentation by Sarah Rhea, DVM, gives you an overview of overview of tick-borne diseases and basic tick biology as well as some of the most important tick-borne diseases of the United States and basic preventative measures to take against them.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

Sarah Rhea, DVM


Jennifer Horney, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Recognize the existence of a public health problem (I.A.1)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)


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