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Description:These ''black-legged ticks'', Ixodes scapularis, are found on a wide rage of hosts including mammals, birds and reptiles.

Black-legged ticks, I. scapularis are known to transmit Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, to humans and animals during feeding, when they insert their mouth parts into the skin of a host, and slowly take in the nutrient-rich host blood.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Michael L. Levin, Ph. D.
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Photo Credit:Jim Gathany
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  • CDC – Div. of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases: Lyme Disease
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    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Arachnida
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    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Ixodidae
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