deer tick


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deer tick

n.
Either of two North American ticks (Ixodes scapularis or I. pacificus) that are parasitic on deer and other animals and transmit the infectious agents of certain febrile diseases, such as Lyme disease. Also called black-legged tick.
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In addition to bacterial species and plasmid-caused genetic diversity, there are several different ticks known to carry Borrelia; namely, deer ticks, the Western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus), Ixodes angustus (no common name), the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).
These deer ticks pick up Lyme bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) when they feed on the blood of infected mice, chipmunks and other hosts.
In contrast to the other mentioned diseases, the larval deer tick as well as the nymph can transmit Miyamotoi.
Deer ticks carry Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, but two percent of the ticks that transmit Lyme disease also have the B.
At present, however, CF members' beware: If you are bitten by a deer tick and a bull's eye rash appears, your best option may be to immediately seek your voluntary release.
There was Charles Bradley's energetic and exuberant set; Megafaun's psych-folk session; a Woody Guthrie tribute band, New Multitudes (including, among others My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and solo artist, Jay Farrar); and Deer Tick, of course, who are almost like local lads at Newport, being from the same state of Rhode Island as the town.
The deer tick is only the size of a pin head and is easily overlooked.
The tick must be reliably identified as an adult or nymphal Ixodes scapularis, commonly known as the deer tick, that's been attached to the skin for more than 36 hours based upon the extent of engorgement with blood.
Currently the fastest-growing infectious disease in the US and increasing by a minimum of eight percent each year (under-reporting makes it likely that ten times this number is more realistic) Lyme disease is transmitted to a human or animal victim by the bite of an infected deer tick no larger than a poppy seed.
John McCauley, the main dude in Deer Tick, sounds like every bad thing in the world has happened to him.
About May 1, 2006, I picked up a deer tick while working in my father's azalea beds.
The black-legged deer tick is found in much of the eastern United States and is a multi-host tick with larvae and nymphs preferring mice.