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Coppe Laboratories Announces Result of Epidemiologic Survey of Wisconsin Tick Pools for Infectious Agents of Human Disease

Waukesha, WI.—Coppe Laboratories, a specialized medical diagnostics company announced results from a 2-yearstudy of Wisconsin ticks and tick-borne illnesses.  From fall 2013-Spring 2014, ticks were collected by the Wisconsin DNR and other individuals across the state and generously donated to Coppe Labs.  Both the blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes) and the common wood tick (Dermacentor) were included in the testing for infectious agents responsible for Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and a virus known as Powassan.  Over 2000 ticks were collected. Testing…

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