PHO Rounds: The Occurrence of Anaplasmosis and Passive Tick Surveillance Options in Ontario
Ontario continues to see an expansion of the blacklegged tick across the province. As its establishment increases, surveillance of the species and tick-borne pathogens is imperative to inform public health action. This session will describe a recent analysis of the occurrence of anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disease, in Ontario. This will be followed by a summary of the tick identification service eTick and how it can be used by the public as a form of passive tick surveillance.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe serological, clinical and epidemiological aspects of human granulocytic anaplasmosis
- Identify areas of Ontario with a higher risk of Anaplasma phagocytophilum exposure
- Describe the uses of passive tick surveillance services such as eTick