Ixodes scapularis


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Noun1.Ixodes scapularis - parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
hard tick, ixodid - ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
genus Ixodes, Ixodes - type genus of the family Ixodidae
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In 1987, the first recently confirmed specimens of Ixodes scapularis Say (the blacklegged tick) were collected from hunter-harvested deer in four Indiana counties.
Comparative vector competence of Dermacentor variabilis and Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) for the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis.
Ixodes scapularis ticks can carry and transmit the organisms responsible for causing Lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), and babesiosis.
transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks (black-legged tick, deer tick)
Three species of ticks, including Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Ixodes scapularis were collected from animals as well as from public areas by flagging vegetation in 25 different counties in order to determine areas of greatest risk.
PROPHYLAXIS WITH SINGLE-DOSE DOXYCYCLINE FOR THE PREVENTION OF LYME DISEASE AFTER AN IXODES SCAPULARIS TICK BITE
Borreliosis is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted by the deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, to humans and other animals.
Tick public enemy number one, of course, is the Lyme or blacklegged tick, known to entomologists as Ixodes scapularis.
Virome analysis of Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Ixodes scapularis ticks reveals novel highly divergent vertebrate and invertebrate viruses.
Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region.
The research found Ixodes scapularis, the blacklegged tick, and Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, present in all 67 counties of Pennsylvania.
states due to the northward expansion of the geographic range of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis (I.