Volunteers needed for tick saliva study

Johns Hopkins Center for Immunization Research is conducting an outpatient study to learn more about how the body responds to tick bites.

In this study, we are collecting blood samples to see if a new test will tell us whether someone has been bitten by a tick. We are asking people who may or may not have been bitten by a tick to participate as healthy donors.

The study is enrolling adults 18-75 years old. There are two study visits four to six months apart. Participants must be available for six months to complete the study. People who have no conditions that suppress the immune system and who have not spent more than four consecutive weeks outside of the mid-Atlantic region in the past six months may qualify. Study participants will receive up to $250 for full study compliance.

To learn more about the study, call our recruitment line at 410-955-7283. You can also visit the CIR Tick Saliva Study webpage or email us at JHSPH.ProjectSAVE@jhu.edu to learn more.