Bobbi S. Pritt, MD
Chair, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
What’s Bugging You? Ticks, Teamwork, and Emerging Pathogens
Tick-borne diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. While well-known tick-borne diseases have significantly increased in number over the past decade, and have expanded into new geographical regions, we have also seen the discovery of new bacterial, viral and parasitic tick-borne pathogens that cause human disease. There is a significant need for education on which diseases are circulating in different regions in the United States and how they can be diagnosed in the laboratory. Dr. Bobbi Pritt will discuss her work in new tick-borne pathogen discovery including the identification and characterization of Borrelia mayonii, the second known cause of Lyme disease in the United States.

Dr Pritt’s lecture is now available on the EPAASM YouTube channel

Upcoming Meetings:

795th May 23rd, 2022: Student speakers at 4-5pm, Invited Speaker 5-6pm (Student Comm)

796th June 13th, 2022 Norman Willett Memorial Lecture: Invited Speaker 5-6pm (Education Comm)