black-legged tick


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black-legged tick

 (blăk′lĕgd′)
n.
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Noun1.black-legged tick - 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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The black-legged tick is the vector for Lyme disease and at least five other pathogens.
miyamotoi is prevalent in western black-legged tick (I.
(17) Because of the potential risk at the Edgewood Area from zoonotic pathogens and bioagents, BioTEMS risk assessments were conducted for H5N1 avian influenza, eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), WNV, Zika virus (ZIKAV), unnamed Bioagent X, the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the black-legged tick (I.
Each NexGard treatment kills fleas and the black-legged tick, American dog tick, Lone Star tick, and brown dog tick.
The black-legged tick (or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis) spreads the disease in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and north-central United States.
What they don't expect to find is Nick, a no good, icky, black-legged tick. Children ages 3 to 12 will find out what happens when Nick the icky tick finds Abby and Chowser -- and the lessons they learn about how to stay safe on future outdoor adventures!
The Lyme spirochete is most often transmitted by the bite of a black-legged tick, although person-to-person transmission via intimate contact similar to Zika virus has also been suggested.
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).
It can also relieve pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome (a medical condition that causes numbness, pain and discomfort in the hand), multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease (a common tick-borne illness transmitted by the bile of an infected black-legged tick), fibromyalgia (a disorder of the unknown etiology marked by widespread pain in muscles, tendons and joints all over the body), diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease.
It's contracted when a person is bitten by a black-legged or a western black-legged tick infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
cases of Lyme disease have been reported annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority occurring in the Northeast and the Midwest, where the vector is the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis.
In the United States, the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis)is the main vector of the spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi, which is the etiologic agent of Lyme disease, a tick-borne zoonosis that is worldwide (Estrada-Pefia and Jongejan, 1999).