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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Babesiosis is caused by Babesia parasites that are transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks, called blacklegged or deer ticks.
Two Anaplasma phagocytophilum Strains in Ixodes scapularis Ticks, Canada
Babesia microti, the parasite, is transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes scapularis ticks-typically, by the nymph stage of the tick, which is about the size of a poppy seed," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This then allowed the tick vector, Ixodes scapularis, to expand out of refuges in the northeast (particularly the New England town of Lyme from which Lyme disease gets its name) and the upper Midwest.
Babesia microti, like the causal agents for Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, is endemic to the northeastern and upper midwestern United States where it is usually transmitted by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis.
It is carried by two species of deer ticks (as opposed to wood ticks), Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus.
Cover Image: Dermoscopy of Ixodes scapularis on the scalp: feeding, engorgement and excrements.
Krause explained that coinfection involves the entire tick-reservoir host cycle, noting that "a total of seven different human pathogens are transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks.
The disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Ixodes scapularis ticks, also known as blacklegged or deer ticks.
BRAVECTO Topical for dogs kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis) and the treatment and control of tick infestations Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick),and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick) for 12 weeks in dogs and puppies six months of age and older, and weighing 4.
miyamotoi infections are transmitted by the same ixodid ticks that carry Lyme disease, Ixodes scapularis, the eastern blacklegged tick, and I.