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Lyme Disease Pictures : Deer Tick

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Lyme Disease : Black-legged Tick

These ''black-legged ticks'', Ixodes scapularis, are found on a wide rage of hosts including mammals, birds and reptiles. Black-legged ticks, I. scapularis are known to transmit Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, to humans and animals during feeding, when they insert their mouth parts into the skin of a host, and slowly take in the nutrient-rich host blood.

Ticks, Arachnida, Acari, Disease Vectors, Arthropods

Picture & text from CDC/PHIL. For more information on source & for information on color coding used above for different types of ticks, see Tick Pictures from CDC


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