Join us as we host Jo Ellis, Director of Educational Outreach at Bay Area Lyme Foundation, for a lecture regarding the growing troubles of ticks. Medical researchers are learning more and more about the bacteria, viruses and parasites that ticks harbor, and many medical professionals believe ticks are responsible for serious illnesses that plague the general population. Lyme disease is, in fact, the fastest-growing vector-borne disease in the United States. Plus “tick season” is year-round in California, so learning about ticks might be considered a general life skill. Outdoor enthusiasts should develop heightened vigilance around ticks, tick-bites and tick-borne infections. You’ll learn the latest hard facts on Lyme, plus get free materials you can use immediately. Although Bay Area Lyme is primarily a medical research foundation, we are committed to educational outreach and prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.