black-legged tick

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Synonyms for black-legged tick

parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans

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Two black-legged ticks, for instance, tested positive for Lyme disease and babesiosis bacteria.
Habitat modeling of the black-legged tick: reducing the risk of lyme disease at a military installation in the United States.
Each Simparica treatment kills fleas (100 percent within 24 hours) and certain species of ticks (almost 97 percent of Lone Star tick, Gulf Coast tick, American dog tick, black-legged tick, and brown dog tick) for one month.
ANAPLASMOSIS most often is transmitted by the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) in the Northeast and upper Midwest and the western black-legged tick (I.
Black-legged ticks are tiny and often go unnoticed.
In the northern, midwestern and southern areas of the nation, infection is transmitted primarily by the black-legged tick, otherwise known as the deer tick.
disease and is transmitted by the black-legged tick, Ixodes
In the United States, this tick is found mainly in three areas: the coastal Northeast and the upper Midwest where the carrier is the deer tick, and coastal California where the carrier is the western black-legged tick. The only known way of acquiring Lyme disease is from an infected tick.
In 1982, spirochetes were identified in the midgut of the adult deer tick, Ixodes dammini (referred herein by its original name, the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis) and given the name Borrelia burgdorferi.
It is caused by a corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Borrelia burgdor-feri known to be passed to humans only by the deer tick (also called the black-legged tick) and the related Western black-legged tick.
The disease, first diagnosed in 1975 in Lyme, Connecticut, is caused by Burrelia burgdorferi bacteria, which is spread by the deer tick in the northeastern and north-central U.S., and by the black-legged tick on the Pacific coast and in southeastern states.
Human antibodies, having encountered the protein in a vaccination, respond immediately when the person is subsequently bitten by a Lyme-carrying deer tick or western black-legged tick.
The deer or black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) generally transmits the disease in the East and upper Midwest, and the western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus) in Pacific coastal states.
The bacterium responsible is transmitted by the bite of the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis, also known as the deer tick," says entomologist John F.
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.