What species of ticks live in Missouri and in what quantities? Dr. David Claborn, director of the Master of Public Health program at Missouri State University, is trying to answer these questions through his latest tick surveillance project. It’s made possible through a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Claborn highlights his research and shares … [Read more...] about Looking for ticks in Missouri
Ticks, mosquitoes and chiggers — these are a few common bugs that bite us. How do you know what type of bug bit you? What should you do about it? Dr. David Claborn, master of public health program director at Missouri State University, shares about different types of bugs and their bites, as well as treatments and ways to prevent getting bitten with Martha Stewart Living. … [Read more...] about How to identify common bug bites and stings
After trapping nearly 35,000 mosquitoes in Missouri over the last three years, Dr. David Claborn has the itch to share a few findings. Claborn, director of the public health program at Missouri State, says the Yellow Fever mosquito (the primary transmitter of Zika) was not found. Thirty-one other species were identified. The Asian Tiger mosquito concerns Claborn the most since … [Read more...] about What’s the buzz about Missouri mosquitoes?