wood tick


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wood tick

n.
Any of various ticks of the genus Dermacentor that occur in wooded areas, infest mammals, and transmit the microorganisms that cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia in humans.
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Noun1.wood tick - common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemiawood tick - common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia
hard tick, ixodid - ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
Dermacentor, genus Dermacentor - vectors of important diseases of man and animals
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Seven common human-biting species of ticks endemic to the United States are the American dog tick, blacklegged tick, brown dog tick, Gulf Coast tick, Lone Star tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, and the western blacklegged tick.
Distribution, seasonality, and hosts of the Rocky Mountain wood tick in the United States.
COLORADO TICK FEVER is caused by a virus transmitted by the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni).
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the deer tick), American dog tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, the Lone Star tick, and the Gulf Coast tick.
Further west in Nebraska, in the counties that border Wyoming, it is replaced by (and could be sympatric with in some areas) the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni Stiles), which is also a vector of R.
But the "nothing" was in fact a wood tick, a small, eight-legged parasite in the arachnid family (like spiders).
2-6) North American TP is most commonly transmitted by Dermacentor andersoni, the Rocky Mountain wood tick, in the US Pacific Northwest, US West, and Southwestern Canada (British Columbia, Alberta) (Figure 1).
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