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Fri, 31 May



Australian ticks: neglected threats to public health

Join Mackenzie Kwak Paristologist/Biologist for this webinar about the ticks we have in Australia and how they can cause havoc for our health. Brought to you by Conquering Chronic Illness as part of May Awareness.

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Australian ticks: neglected threats to public health
Australian ticks: neglected threats to public health

Time & Location

31 May 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


About the event

No need to RSVP unless you wish to receive a reminder email 1/2 an hour before the session.

Join this FREE live session so that you can ask questions (or catch the recording later on the CCI Youtube channel).

Join using this Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 88 482 511 926

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Start Times across Australian States:


10.30am ACST (NT/SA)

9am AWST (WA)

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Australia has a rich diversity of tick species, but their significant impacts on public health remain highly neglected. Through this talk the audience will be introduced to the diversity of Australian ticks, their ecology and medical importance, as well as how ticks can be managed by individuals and public health authorities to minimize their impacts on communities.

Dr Mackenzie Kwak has been studying ticks across Australia and Asia for more than a decade. His research on ticks focuses on species discovery, identification, and disease ecology. He is strongly interested in how anthropogenic factors such as land use change, invasive species, and climate change impact the public health risks posed by ticks and tick-borne diseases. Mackenzie is based at Hokkaido University and has research projects across much of the Asia-Pacific region including in Australia, Singapore, Cambodia, and Japan.

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