Ixodes dammini


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Ix·o·des dam·m'in·i

a species that is a vector of Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and human babesiosis (Babesia microti) in the U.S. Bites causing Lyme disease in humans are from nymphal ticks about the size of a pencil point, infected with B. burgdorferi from white-footed field mice. Adult ticks complete their 2-year life cycle feeding on deer. Also termed I. scapularis.

tick

Medical entomology A hematophagous ectoparasitic arthropod of the superfamily Ixodoidea, which is either a hard tick–family Ixodidae or a soft tick–family Argasidae; ticks may be vectors of bacterial and viral infections. See Colorado tick fever, Deer tick, Lone Star tick, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Ticks of interest  
Dermacentor andersoni, the North America vector, Rocky Mountain spotted fever–RMSF, Colorado tick fever–CTF, tularemia and tick paralysis
D marginatus Asian vector–Russian spring-summer fever virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, possibly also Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever virus and Babesia reservoir for Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus
D occidentalis West coast North America–presumed vector for RMSF, CTF
D parumapertus Southwestern US–vector for RMSF, CTF
D variabilis Eastern US–vector for RMSF, tularemia, CTF, and tick paralysis; Asian and African ticks, vectors of Rickettsialpox
Ixodes dammini Northern deer tick–vector, Babesia microti, Lyme disease agent

Ix·o·des dam·mi·ni

(ik-sōdēz dami-nī)
Tick species that is a vector of Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and human babesiosis (Babesia microti) in the U.S. Bites causing Lyme disease in humans are from nymphal ticks about the size of a pencil point, infected with B. burgdorferi from white-footed field mice. Adult ticks complete their 2-year life cycle feeding on deer. Also termed I. scapularis.

Ixodes

a genus of hard-bodied ticks in the family Ixodidae. Some species are vectors of disease.

Ixodes angustus
a dog tick.
Ixodes canisuga
a dog tick found also on foxes and occasionally other species in Europe.
Ixodes cookei
found on most species.
Ixodes cornuatus
found on dogs and other species in Australia; may cause paralysis.
Ixodes dammini
a three-host tick, important transmitter of Borrelia burgdorferi in the USA.
Ixodes hexagonus
the hedgehog tick, found also on dogs and other species in Europe.
Ixodes holocyclus
a tick of bandicoots in Australia; found also on other species. Transmits Coxiella burnetii and causes tick paralysis by a toxin secreted by its salivary glands. It also produces a cardiovascular component which causes intense vasoconstriction, high blood pressure and death.
Ixodes kingi
the rotund tick of dogs.
Ixodes loricatus
a very rare infestation in New World primates.
Ixodes muris
the mouse tick, found on dogs.
Ixodes ornithorhynchi
the platypus tick.
Ixodes pacificus
the California black-legged tick, found on most species.
Ixodes persulcatus
transmits Babesia spp.
Ixodes pilosus
bush, sour-veld or russet tick found on most species. Does not cause paralysis.
Ixodes ricinus
the castor-bean tick, found on many species of mammals and birds in Europe. Transmits Babesia divergens, B. bovis, Anaplasma, tick pyemia, Coxiella burnetii, several human encephalitides and also causes paralysis.
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Ixodes ricinus. By permission from Samour J, Avian Medicine, Mosby, 2000
Ixodes rubicundus
infests most species but not cat, horse or bird. Causes paralysis.
Ixodes rugosus
found on dogs.
Ixodes scapularis
shoulder or black-legged tick; found on most species. May transmit anaplasmosis and tularemia.
Ixodes sculptus
found on dogs.
Ixodes texanus
found on dogs.
References in periodicals archive ?
Role of bird migration in the long-distance dispersal of Ixodes dammini, vector of Lyme disease.
Tick bite by Ixodes dammini is the usual source of human infection.
Canine seroprevalance and the distribution of Ixodes dammini in an area of emerging Lyme disease.
Ixodes dammini and Borrelia burgdorferi in northern New England and upstate New York.
Isolation and characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi from Illinois Ixodes dammini.
Transovarially acquired Lyme disease spirochetes (Borrelia burgdorferi) in field-collected larval Ixodes dammini (Acari: Ixodidae).
The search for Ixodes dammini and Borrelia burgdorferi in Nova Scotia.
Correlation between abundance of deer and that of the deer tick, Ixodes dammini (Acari: Ixodidae).
Transovarial transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes dammini (Acari:Ixodidae).