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Another Invader: Status of the Asian Long-horned Tick in New York State

& Implications for Public Health

Speaker: Richard Falco, Ph.D

Regional Medical Entomologist, New York State Department of Health

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 7-8:30 pm   -- NOTE this is the 4th Tuesday of this month

Linder Theater, AMNH (West 77th Street entrance)

The Asian long-horned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, was recently discovered in New York State, including the first known human bite in the United States.  It has been collected in New York City and in several counties in the southern part of the state.  During this presentation we will discuss the history, local ecology, and the distribution of the Asian long-horned tick in New York and its potential to act as a local vector of established and exotic pathogens.


Dr. Richard Falco is a Regional Medical Entomologist for the New York State Department of Health.  He has studied vectors and arthropod-borne diseases in the New York area for over 35 years.  His research interests include the ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, risk assessment and development of surveillance strategies for tick and mosquito-borne diseases, and the ecology of invasive tick and mosquito species.  Dr. Falco is also an Associate Research Scientist at Fordham University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York Medical College.

Please attend this most informative lecture.

Where:                Linder Theater, AMNH (West 77th Entrance)

Date:                   Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time:                   7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Dinner:    Senn Thai Comfort Food, 452 Amsterdam Avenue, 9:00 p.m.

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