Back up in Minnesota, in 2017 I found a similar rash on my arm, this time a wood tick
(https://wagwalking.com/condition/tick-paralysis) Wag Walking reported tick paralysis was caused by salivary neurotoxin(s) produced by certain species of ticks including the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), Rocky Mountain wood tick
(Dermacentor andersoni), Lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), Deer tick or Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis).
Most cases in the US have been associated with bites from infected arthropods, commonly Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick), Dermacentor variabilis (dog tick), and Dermacentor andersoni (wood tick
) [10, 11].
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
Coltivirus, also known as Colorado tick fever virus, is passed by the Rocky Mountain wood tick
, Dermacentor andersoni.
In April 2012, I was bitten by a wood tick
while turkey hunting.
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).
andersoni Stiles (Rocky Mountain wood tick
) in the West, but other tick species have been implicated, including A.