deer fly


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deer fly

A biting fly, Chrysops discalis, that transmits the causative organism of tularemia (deer fly fever).
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deer fly

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Although all deer fly samples were negative, 11 of 12 lagomorph carcasses tested positive for F.
Tularemia: Or rabbit fever, can be transmitted a number of ways, including through the bite of a tick, deer fly or mosquito.
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.