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Date posted: 2 April 2014
Tickvectors, a research program that aims to characterise potential pathogens in ticks across Australia, has received almost 1500 ticks from dogs in five different rural and remote Indigenous communities in the Top End.
Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) collected the specimens from communities such as Mutitjulu and 15 Mile in support of the Murdoch University project.
Tickvectors has been developed as a response to the emerging international disease problem of tick-borne infections, and it is hoped that improved understanding of tick-borne diseases can have real impacts on the health of people and animals in remote Indigenous communities.
Source: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)