Amblyomma americanum

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Am·bly·om·ma a·me·ri·ca·'num

the Lone Star tick, a species that is an important pest and vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and human ehrlichiosis, found primarily in the southern U.S. and northern Mexico; it occurs on dogs and many other hosts, including other domestic animals, birds, and humans, whom it bites in larval, nymphal, and adult stages.
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Lone Star tick

A hard tick native to the southern US, as well as Central and South America, which is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and occasionally Lyme disease.
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felis protozoa are transmitted to domestic cats by ticks, such as Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis (1).
( Wag Walking  reported tick paralysis was caused by salivary neurotoxin(s) produced by certain species of ticks including the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), Lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), Deer tick or Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis).
Ehrlichia are mainly transmitted by Brown dog tick, (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) and Lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum).
It protects against ticks: lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), as well as fleas (Ctenocephalides felis).
(17) Because of the potential risk at the Edgewood Area from zoonotic pathogens and bioagents, BioTEMS risk assessments were conducted for H5N1 avian influenza, eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), WNV, Zika virus (ZIKAV), unnamed Bioagent X, the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the black-legged tick (I.
The Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), characterized by the bright white spot on its back, spreads the human bacteria ehrlichiosis and tularemia and is occasionally diagnosed in dogs.
(1984) where they applied incomplete Freund's adjuvant (IFA) containing tick (Amblyomma americanum) salivary gland extract antigens (SGA) from partially fed female ticks expressed a significant level of tick rejection when challenged 17 days later.
Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma americanum ticks, Tennessee and Georgia, USA.