deer tick


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deer tick

n.
Either of two North American ticks (Ixodes scapularis or I. pacificus) that are parasitic on deer and other animals and transmit the infectious agents of certain febrile diseases, such as Lyme disease. Also called black-legged tick.
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Now Kristin, eleven, is teaching kids how to avoid Lyme disease, which is often passed to humans by deer ticks.
Nucleotide sequencing and serological evidence that the recently recognized deer tick virus is a genotype of Powassan virus.
The idea that deer ticks only carry one infection is a disaster.
While the deer tick is known to carry Lyme disease, recent speculation leans toward the possibility that other ticks may also carry Lyme disease, but the jury still out on that.
In our center when a patient brings in an engorged nymphal deer tick we now offer the single dose of doxycycline unless there are contraindications," he said.
A hike brings the chance of exposure to deer ticks which carry Lyme disease Deer ticks hide in shady, moist ground litter and also cling to tall grass, brush, shrubs, and low tree branches.
Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria spread by the bite of an infected deer tick.
The deer tick, primarily carried by white-tailed deer and white-footed mice, can attach itself to pets and people.
You are unlikely to get Lyme disease, the infection passed on by the bite of the deer tick, if the tick is removed within twenty-four hours of the bite.
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.
As if the Lyme disease-causing deer tick weren't enough to worry about, Grafton's Donna Williams was bitten by yet another dangerous blood-sucker.