Title
Human-tick interaction : developing an agent-based model of risk of tick bites during recreation
Description
Recreation in the countryside can lead to exposure to environmental hazards including the tick Ixodes ricinus, a vector of the bacteria that cause Lyme borreliosis (Lyme disease). The probability of countryside users coming into contact with ticks must be calculated as a combined function of tick population biology and human behaviour; seasonal and spatial variation in the use of an area by both ticks and humans will lead to differential levels of risk.
URL
http://international-conference2010.eden-fp6project.net/var/eden_colloque/storage/fckeditor/file/Oral%20presentations_web.pdf
URL Description
Abstract
Speaker
Jennifer Taylor
Co-author
Andrew Dobson

RELU; risk communication; lyme borreliosis; ticks; disease vectors; animal diseases; countryside; rural areas

Is this item peer reviewed?
No
Conference event title
EDEN international conference : emerging diseases in a changing European environment
ConferenceLocation
Montpellier, France
ConferenceDate
11 May 2010