American dog tick

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Related to American dog tick: deer tick, brown dog tick, lone star tick
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Synonyms for American dog tick

common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia

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The brown dog tick is known to sometimes carry a parasite of the red blood cells called Babesia cans, and the American dog tick can carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is transmitted by the American dog tick.
In fact, the Lyme disease spirochete has been isolated from virtually all blood-sucking insects: deer tick, brown dog tick, lone star tick, American dog tick (also mentioned by Potter), black-legged tick, Western black-legged tick, dog flea, cat flea, rodent flea, bot fly, horse fly, deer fly, and at least 15 species of mosquito.
variabilis tick in the adult stage, commonly known as the American dog tick, which feeds chiefly on domestic dogs (17).
Most common are the brown dog tick and the American dog tick, yet the tiny deer tick that causes Lyme disease is getting lots of press lately.
2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP) was detected in adults and nymphs, but not larvae or eggs of the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say).
Two common types of ticks found in Kentucky are the American dog tick and the lone star tick.
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