Resources

TICKS

How to avoid becoming a meal while hunting for yours | By Dr. Heather Kopsco

 

Six tips you need to know to protect yourself and your family from ticks and tick-borne diseases. These tips are for anyone who spends time recreating outdoors, whether hunting, hiking, gardening, etc.

[PDF available here]

 

Instructional Videos

Preventing Tick Bites | By JM Mui

Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Preventing Tick Bites.” YouTube, uploaded by Jen Mui, 20 December 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANCxFDcIoNo&t=7s
 

How to remove a tick | By Jen Mui

Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Removing a Tick.” YouTube, uploaded by Jen Mui, 3 April 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ViAHKwTzjs


For more information on ticks, please visit the Education and Outreach page, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois.


 

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

General overview of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for  CWD diagnosis | By Dr. Nelda A. Rivera

 

ELISA image adapted from wikicommons: Schematic flowchart: ELISA and COVID-19. Dhamad and Abdal Rhida, 2020. Available online: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fig._E._COV.jpg

 

General overview of the Immunohistochemical (IHC) diagnostic process for CWD | By Dr. Nelda A. Rivera

 

IHC image reference: CWD positive and negative results. Sigurdson, C.J. and Aguzzi, A., 2007. Chronic wasting disease. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Basis of Disease, 1772(6), pp.610-618; Schematic flowchart: ELISA and COVID-19. Image adapted from wikicommons. Dhamad and Abdal Rhida, 2020. Available online: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fig._E._COV.jpg;  Microscope (Free image). Available online: https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1608301; Unlabeled diagram showing the structure and function of lymph nodes. By Andrewmeyerson. Available online: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lymph_Node_Diagram_Unlabeled.jpg; https://www.2bscientific.com/Resources/Troubleshooting-Guides/Immunohistochemistry