Lone Star tick

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.

Lone Star tick

Amblyomma americanum A 3-host–wild animal, domestic animal, hard tick native to southern US, Central and South America, which is a vector of RMSF and occasionally Lyme disease. See Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Lone Star tick

(lōn stahr tik)
Amblyomma americanum; primary insect vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Tick is found in southern and western U.S. Hosts include dogs and farm animals.
[fr. Lone Star State, nickname of state of Texas]
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Specifically, the much more aggressive lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, transmits the agent of human monocytic ehrlichiosis and may serve as the vector for several other emerging tickborne pathogens (3-5).
(7) Another example is the lone star tick (A americanum) which has moved northward as far as Maine and westward into central Texas and Oklahoma.
The culprit is the Lone Star tick, named for Texas, a state famous for meaty barbecues.
the deer tick), American dog tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, the Lone Star tick, and the Gulf Coast tick.
The lone star tick, or Amblyomma americanum, is found from Texas to Maine, identifiable by the white spot on its back.
How about STARI, which stands for Southern tick-associated rash illness, from a bite by the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), which in turn might transmit an infection of Borrelia lonestari?
Bites from the Lone Star tick in the southern United States have been associated with an erythema migrans-like lesion; this southern tick-associated rash illness, abbreviated as STARI, is not thought to be caused by Borrelia infection.
Characterized by a skin rash as well as neurologic and arthritic sequelae, the disorder is thought to result from infection with an as yet unidentified spirochete carried by the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum).
The lone star tick appears to spread human monocytic ehrlichiosis, responsible for 60% of cases and focused primarily in the Southeastern and South Central states.
variabilis (American dog tick), Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star tick), A.
A study of ticks and mosquitoes in northwestern Missouri detected HRTV infections only inAmblyomma americanum (lone star tick) and thus implicated this tick as a vector (4).
The lone star tick is what insiders say is responsible for the wave of meat allergies spreading up the East Coast.