Ixodes cookei


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Related to Ixodes cookei: American dog tick, Powassan encephalitis

Ix·o·des cook'e·i

a species that is a vector of Powassan virus in Canada.
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POWV is maintained in an enzootic cycle between Ixodes cookei as the tick vector and the groundhog (Marmota momax) and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) as the principal reservoir hosts (6).
Inability of Ixodes cookei and Amblyomma americanum nymphs (Acari: Ixodidae) to transmit Borrelia burgdorferi.
In North America, ixodes cookei has been implicated as the principal tick vector, and virus has been recovered from several rodent and carnivore species, including the red squirrel, woodchucks, striped and spotted skunks, foxes, short- and long-tailed weasels, and the white-footed deer mouse.([dagger])