western black-legged tick

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Noun1.western black-legged tick - a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humanswestern black-legged tick - a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
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 western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus) spreads the disease on the Pacific Coast.
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 is transmitted to humans by tick bites primarily from the black-legged tick and the western black-legged tick.
Borrelia burgdorferi is a bacterium that has been reported in robins, songbirds, cardinals, thrushes, sparrows and other ground foraging birds, same assign some cases waterfowl causing Lyme disease in human which could transmit through the bite of Black-Legged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the Western Black-Legged Tick (Ixodes pacificus) that play a role in zoonosis.
The roles of birds, lizards, and rodents as hosts for the western black-legged tick Ixodes pacificus.
On the West Coast, the bacterium is generally carried by a similar parasite, the western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus).
chaffeensis in other tick species, including the dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (18,22,23), the western black-legged tick, Ixodes pacificus (22), Ixodes ricinus in Russia (24), and the ticks A.
In the United States, this tick is found mainly in three areas: the coastal Northeast and the upper Midwest where the carrier is the deer tick, and coastal California where the carrier is the western black-legged tick. The only known way of acquiring Lyme disease is from an infected tick.